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“There is Still So Much Evil”: Growing Anti-Semitism Stuns American Jews

posted on October 29, 2018

The New York Times’s Laurie Goodstein reports that recent hate crimes against Jewish Americans and Europeans, including Saturday’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people, are indicative of rising anti-Semitism. Goodstein writes, “Swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti have been cropping up on synagogues and Jewish homes around the country. Jews online are subjected to vicious slurs and threats.” She adds, “What has changed, said several experts in interviews, is that conspiracy theories and ‘dog whistles’ that resonate with anti-Semites and white supremacists are being circulated by establishment sources, including the president and members of Congress.”

Read at The New York Times