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Anti-Semitism Is Thriving in America

I assumed that, after the Holocaust, the world recognized where anti-Semitic rhetoric can lead. I was wrong.
Source: John Gastaldo / Reuters

In my neighborhood, there are a number of synagogues and churches. The church doors are open, welcoming all. The synagogues have armed guards, fences, door codes, and people who will stop strangers as they enter. Ostensibly these are welcomers, but their real job is to check whether these strangers wish to do the people inside harm. Our children look at the church across the street and recognize that, while Jews need protection, the kids there do not.

The attack on a Chabad synagogue in Poway,

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