Vice-President Pence Helps Clean Up Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

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Everyone talks about Donald Trump and everything that he's doing but Mike Pence is also doing amazing things and it's only fair that we highlight some of his good deeds.

On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens visited a Jewish cemetery that had been vandalized in a St. Louis suburb and decided to aid in the cleanup effort.

At least 170 headstones were toppled and damaged at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City. Pence thanked local residents for righting the toppled headstones, saying that they are inspiring the nation with their “love and care for this place” and “showing the world what America’s really all about.” He added, “There is no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism."

After Pence and Greitens’ remarks, they prayed with others at the scene. As they held hands in a semi-circle, a rabbi stated:

In the Jewish tradition, servicing Jewish cemeteries and dealing with the dead is considered the most unbelievable act of kindness, because every favor that you do somebody, for somebody, you don’t know if it’s real, because they can pay you back. These people here, they can’t pay it back, so when we serve them and when we help them out, we’re never going to get it back from them. (Gesturing to the sky) We get it from up there. It is our fervent hope and prayer that through the acts of kindness that we do for the people who can no longer fight for themselves and fend for themselves, God will pay us back with only true kindness.

The rabbi then uttered Psalm 130 in Hebrew

The men then grabbed rakes and proceeded to restore the cemetery. It's a relatively small gesture but it's a massive step in the fight against anti-Semitism. Be sure to share this with your friends on Facebook.

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