Monthly Archives: June 2019

Park Slope, Brooklyn Reacts to Rising Anti-Semitism


Though comfortable Park Slope, Brooklyn has not witnessed violent anti-Semitic attacks which have been proliferating in Crown Heights and Williamsburg, some local congregations aren’t taking anything for granted. After Donald Trump was elected, the historic Temple Beth Elohim was transformed into an activist hub intent on rolling back anti-Semitism. If […]

Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Anti-Semitism


What’s behind the wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn?  The neighborhood is home to Orthodox, Hassidic and Satmar Jewish communities, and recently there has been a spate of violent attacks as well as arson against Jews.  Though Donald Trump has certainly aggravated social tensions by pursuing ties to right-wing […]

Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Anti-Semitism


What’s behind the wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Crown Heights, Brooklyn?  The neighborhood is home to a substantial Hassidic community, and recently there’s been a spate of violent attacks against Jews, as well as vandalism.  Though Donald Trump has certainly aggravated social tensions by pursuing ties to right-wing nationalists and […]