Synagogue threat, cemetery vandalism shake Twin Cities Jewish community


September 24, 2021

(TC Jewfolk via JTA) — A suburban Minneapolis synagogue closed in the early hours of last Friday morning after receiving what its managing director deemed “a specific threat of violence” — about one day after 32 headstones were knocked down at a nearby Jewish cemetery.

Although local officials do not believe at this time that the two incidents are linked, their timing and close proximity has prompted worry among Jews in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area during the High Holidays.

“People are certainly asking about the situation and talking about it in the community,” said Steve Huneg...

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