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This city's share of the national spike in anti-Semitic incidents has been notable: Two JCCs have been evacuated because of bomb threats, and both the Chicago Loop Synagogue and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center have been vandalized and defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, among other events. But after seeing the desecration of two Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia, local cemetery managers and JCCs are bracing for worse to come. Comment?
The swastikas were found keyed on the cars on Sunday morning. Though the neighborhood is predominately Jewish, at least one of the vandalized cars is not owned by a Jewish family, the Miami Herald reported . Comment?
After a string of celebrity deaths this past year, the patron saint of New York celebrities has died as well. As dnainfo reports , Stanley Bard, once the manager of the Chelsea Hotel, died in Boca Raton, Florida on Tuesday at 82. As manager of the Chelsea Hotel, Bard turned the institution into a hot spot for artists, writers, and musicians, often letting residents pay their rent in art instead of money. Comment?
A large swastika was spray painted on the side of a car in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Boca Raton, Florida. The incident occurred early Sunday morning, according to local report. Comment?
Palm Beach County removed the Islamic Center of Boca Raton as a polling station after receiving complaints from voters, WPTV reported on Monday. Speaking up on the mosque's behalf was Rabbi Barry Silver, the rabbi at Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor in neighboring Boynton Beach. Comment?
A Fox Sports sideline reporter has been fired for making racist and anti-Semitic comments on a live Facebook broadcast Thursday. In the broadcast Thursday on Barstool Sports' Facebook Live, Emily Austen, 27, said Jewish people are stingy and expressed surprise that a Mexican immigrant was a high school valedictorian, because, "I didn't even know Mexicans were that smart." Comment?
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