Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has ordered the agency to address several internal recommendations for preventing violence targeting religious communities, marking the start of a long-sought shift, it appears, in the federal government’s response to a rise in such crimes. Read more.
Tens of thousands of people, some covered in Israeli flags and others singing Hebrew songs, poured into Lower Manhattan on Sunday in a show of solidarity for New York’s Jewish community in the wake of a spate of anti-Semitic attacks in the region in the last month. Read more.
Jewish advocacy groups are calling for an emergency boost in security funding ahead of the next appropriations cycle after five people were stabbed at a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, N.Y., last weekend. Read more.
Following a series of heinous attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions across New York, UJA-Federation of New York will host a Solidarity March this Sunday, which has been endorsed by The New York Times editorial board. Read more and learn more about the Solidary March.