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Sanitizing acts of violence against Jewish Institutions

On Jan. 15, 2022, during Shabbat services, Congregation Beth Israel located in Colleyville, Texas, a suburb of Ft. Worth was attacked by an armed individual who barricaded himself in the synagogue, after taking four congregants hostage, including the synagogue’s rabbi.

Fortunately, there were much fewer attendees on this Shabbat morning because of the continuing pandemic, as most congregants were participating at home through live streaming of religious services.

The attack on this synagogue is the latest in a string of violent and lethal attacks on Jewish institutions and Jewish individuals a...

 

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