Julian Edelman gives Meyers Leonard ‘some perspective’ after Warmth heart’s use of anti-Semitic slur

Meyers Leonard has been positioned on an indefinite depart of absence from the Miami Warmth after he used an anti-Semitic slur throughout a online game stream on Twitch. 

Leonard has been closely criticized for his feedback, however New England Patriots huge receiver Julian Edelman, who’s Jewish, didn’t slam the 29-year-old as many have. As an alternative, Edelman supplied Leonard “some perspective” on the state of affairs and invited him to a Shabbat dinner. 

Throughout Shabbat, Jewish folks bear in mind the story of creation from the Torah the place God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day, in response to the Jewish Museum London. The museum offers an amazing rationalization of Shabbat and all that happens throughout a Shabbat dinner within the following video:

Leonard, who apologized for his feedback, stated he’s “dedicated to correctly searching for out individuals who might help educate me about one of these hate and the way we will combat it.” Having dinner with Edelman would undoubtedly be helpful for the Illinois native. 

Edelman is not any stranger to educating folks on Jewish historical past and tradition. After former Philadelphia Eagles huge receiver DeSean Jackson cited a faux Adolf Hitler quote in a collection of social media posts in July 2020, Edelman spoke to him concerning the incident and he accepted the Patriots star’s supply to go to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and additional educate himself. 

Edelman wrote in his autobiography, “Relentless,” that he researched his ancestry to study extra about his Jewish background and has spoke about experiencing a Jewish reawakening previously. 

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