Tag: synagogue security

Are Guns The Answer?

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



It's been a long time since the phrase "every Jew a .22" resonated at JDL protests. But as it becomes apparent that people around the world, and in New York in particular, seem to be increasingly targeting Jews with a frightening fervor, as evidenced by the arrests this week of two alleged homegrown "lone wolf" […]




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Israel, U.S. Jewish groups on alert fearing reprisal over bin Laden killing

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



World leaders warned of revenge attacks after Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. assault in Pakistan on Monday that brought to a dramatic end the long manhunt for the al Qaeda leader who had become the most powerful symbol of Islamist militancy. President Barack Obama declared the world was a safer and "better […]




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Chicago cops keeping eye on religious institutions

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Chicago police say they are keeping an eye on religious institutions as a precaution in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death at the hands of U.S. special forces. The department has not issued a heightened alert, but officers are paying closer attention to mosques and synagogues, particularly in the Rogers Park and West Rogers […]




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After Santa Monica bombing, shuls ponder openness vs. security

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Nobody thought much about the shabby but quiet middle-aged man who showed up last weekend at an Orthodox study hall in suburban Cleveland. But when police came last Monday and arrested the man, Ron Hirsch, 60, on charges of setting off a bomb next to the Chabad synagogue in Santa Monica, Calif., it sent shock […]




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Central Jersey cops stepping up patrols during Jewish high holy days

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments



EDISON — Area police departments said they are increasing patrols around local synagogues and other key spots during the Jewish High Holy Days this month. In Edison, police have identified nine locations in the 100,000-resident township where there will be extra patrols during the holy days, Lt. Salvatore Filinnano said. The stepped-up effort also includes […]




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Amidst security, Jews to bring in New Year

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Jewish community is set to bring in Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year, on Thursday, and synagogues in the city will celebrate it in the presence of several armed security personnel. Nearly two years after the 26/11 attacks in which a Jewish rabbi and his wife were killed, city Jews are still insecure about […]




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Bronx Terror Target Synagogues To Get Fed Funds

| July 19, 2010 | 1 Comment



A New York congressman says two Bronx synagogues targeted in a terror plot will receive federal funds to help prevent future terrorist attempts. Rep. Anthony Weiner said Sunday that the two sites were among 80 high-risk groups receiving Homeland Security Department money. They will share more than $5.8 million. Weiner says the average award will […]




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Security vs. openness: European Jewish institutions seeking a balance

| July 12, 2010 | 1 Comment



ROME (JTA) — In an age of terrorism and fears of mounting anti-Semitism, Jewish communities in Europe are facing a dilemma: how to protect synagogues and other Jewish institutions without turning them into fortresses that repel the very people they seek to attract. At many European Jewish institutions, police patrols, guards, metal detectors, and identification […]




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