Jewish communities across the US are on heightened alert after the Texas standoff: ‘Is our community under attack again?’

Jewish communities across the United States once again find themselves on edge in the wake of another attack on worshippers at a synagogue, this time at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, where a man interrupted Saturday’s Shabbat service and held four people hostage for hours.

No hostages were killed and the suspect is dead, according to authorities. But after other high-profile attacks on other synagogues, the incident Saturday serves as the latest reminder for Jewish congregations and organizations to be vigilant, step up security measures and have hard conversations about how to stay safe.
“All of a sudden, we have to become experts in security,” said Rabbi Joshua Stanton, a senior fellow at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Continue Reading



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