Anti-Semitism Spiked in U.S. in 2019

America saw an alarming spike in anti-Semitic incidents in 2019, more than any other year in the past four decades, the Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”) reports. Incidents included deadly attacks on a California synagogue, a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey, and a rabbi’s New York home. The ADL counted 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents in 2019, including 61 physical assault cases, 1,127 instances of harassment, and 919 acts of violence. It was the highest tally since the ADL began tracking such incidents in 1979 and a 12 percent increase over 2018. “Anti-Semitism is a virus. It is like a disease, and it persists,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s CEO, said. “It’s sometimes known as the oldest hatred. It never seems to go away. There truly is no single antidote or cure.” Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…