As a worldwide community, Lost Tribe felt an immediate impact from the horrific attacks on Israel, knowing friends, family, streamers, and community members were fearing for their lives. While the acts of violence and missiles launching in viral videos can sometimes feel far removed and too painful to watch, we must remember the innocent people who have lost their lives, were left without a neighborhood, or continue to feel terrified for their safety. And we must all come together to provide support for those who were directly impacted.
But the aftermath of the vicious attacks have left community members from all over the world in fear, even if they were not physically present. The hateful messages and antisemitic rhetoric that has continued to spread online and at in-person rallies has been rapidly growing. Lost Tribe’s members are diverse — with varying degrees of religiousness, different hobbies and interests — but the one thing we all have in common is love for each other and our people. Through Discord town halls, open discussions, and social media messages, Lost Tribe has continued to provide Jewish teens with a safe space, whether they want to understand the conflict, share their feelings, or simply feel supported.
Our hearts are with the Lost Tribe community impacted by the attacks, our Israeli brothers and sisters who have lost loved ones, and teens who fear for their community as antisemitism rises. It’s time to push politics aside and remember we are all human, we are all in this together.
“All my life, I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for, for the people to say
That we don’t want to fight no more
There’ll be no more wars, and our children will play
One day, one day, one day”
– Matisyahu, “One Day”