It’s too early in the data gathering to call it a dramatic increase in behavior, but anecdotal evidence from those on the receiving end of it suggests the rise in anti-semitic behavior is something we should be paying attention to. Here’s the quote from a Minnetonka-based that that brings home the concern.
Our experience as a community in this country has never been that we have had to worry about an organized threat. That’s what has been unique about the last several weeks: It feels so organized and so massive.
— Rabbi David Locketz, Bet Shalom congregation
Check out this Star Tribune article for more on a congregation close to home that is under attack because of their religious beliefs.