Vague threat against Jewish community has New Jersey congregations on alert

There has been an uptick in violent antisemitic incidents nationwide including two shootings that targeted the Los Angeles Jewish community.

News 12 Staff

Feb 25, 2023, 2:41 PM

Updated 511 days ago

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The Jewish community remains on high alert after an online neo-Nazi group named today as a "National Day of Hate" – encouraging vandalism and other antisemitic acts.
In response, many law enforcement and Jewish organizations are urging vigilance.
News 12’s Ali Reid was in Highland Park where a heightened police presence was observed.
Police departments have said they would be stepping up their presence this weekend after those social media posts, including in Lakewood. Police say there hasn't been any credible threats but they would be increasing the number of on-duty officers.
There has been an uptick in violent antisemitic incidents nationwide including two shootings that targeted the Los Angeles Jewish community. On Tuesday, 15 businesses, houses of worship and homes were spraypainted with swastikas and other symbols of hate in New Hampshire.
This weekend's threat is vague, but Jewish congregations around the country are asking worshippers on the Sabbath to stay alert.


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