By MENACHEM Z. ROSENSAFT
Vice President of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants.

Saturday’s abhorrent rally Saturday in the capital’s Shabbat Square featuring haredim wearing yellow stars and simulated concentration camp uniforms brings to mind Walt Kelly’s observation in the classic “Pogo” comic strip: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” “It’s like how it started with the Nazis – very slowly,” said one ultra-Orthodox demonstrator, an American yeshiva student named Salomon Hoberman, steadfastly insisting on his and his cohorts’ right to discriminate against and even physically abuse women and girls.
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