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Wed Dec 20, 2017, 06:49 AM

Toronto synagogues among several across Canada to receive anti-Semitic hate mail

Source: 680 News Canada

Four Toronto synagogues are among 10 across the country that have received disturbing anti-Semitic hate mail.

According to B’nai Brith Canada, Adath Israel Congregation and three other synagogues were sent a letter with the phrase “Jewry Must Perish” written around an image of a swastika inside a bleeding Star of David.

“I think they are being trouble makers, maybe they hope that they will upset people in the Jewish community,” said Rabbi David See, Adath Israel Congregation. “I think what it does is turns the table in a positive way. People reach out and say …’this is terrible. This is not what we as a country stand for.'”

Toronto police wouldn’t confirm all four Toronto incidents but said they have received two separate reports of hate mail to date — one to Beth Tzedec Synogogue and one to a private business in the Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue area.



Read more: http://www.680news.com/2017/12/19/synagogue-hate-mail/



Surely, just people displeased with some policy or something.

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Reply Toronto synagogues among several across Canada to receive anti-Semitic hate mail (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Dec 2017 OP
7962 Dec 2017 #1
shenmue Dec 2017 #2
ancianita Dec 2017 #3
oberliner Dec 2017 #4
ancianita Dec 2017 #6
oberliner Dec 2017 #7
leftynyc Dec 2017 #5
ancianita Dec 2017 #8
7962 Dec 2017 #9
ancianita Dec 2017 #11
knightmaar Dec 2017 #10
ancianita Dec 2017 #12
knightmaar Dec 2017 #15
ancianita Dec 2017 #17
OliverQ Dec 2017 #13
knightmaar Dec 2017 #16
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2017 #18
William Postsalot Dec 2017 #14

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:07 AM

1. Once again, this ridiculous "fear of the Jews" rears its head. Idiocy.

 

I dont recall ever seeing any Jews call for everyone else to convert to Judaism. Cant remember the last time I saw or heard of a video made by Jews that called for the wanton murder of pretty much everyone not like them. Or the last time a Jew ran over a crowd of people headed to work. Or shot up a school. Or a restaurant. Etc, etc......

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:39 AM

2. Evil

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:39 AM

3. In Canada? I doubt this, and so should Canadians. Looks like a hit operation from foreign trolls.

It looks like a too-organized attempt to make Canadians doubt their kind, open culture.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:50 AM

4. You can't be serious

 

This is meant as parody, right?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 09:36 AM

6. Because destabilizing public opinions never happened anywhere else, right?

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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 09:41 AM

7. Anti-semitism exists in Canada

 

Jewish people are the most frequent targets of hate crimes there every year.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 09:19 AM

5. The closest I ever came to marriage

 

was to a Canadian. Many reasons we didn't walk down the aisle - one of them being his mother hated me for being Jewish. As I recall (and this was 35 years ago) her exact quote was "like should marry like".

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 09:43 AM

8. Offering another perspective that doesn't sweep Canada into an anti-Semitic shade casting dustbin.

Are there anti-Semites everywhere? For sure. And maybe they were behind this series of attacks. But the article doesn't say. I'm sure more backstory will follow. Overall, would you say the U.S. is an anti-semitic country? Probably not.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 09:43 AM

9. Maybe you should read up on anti Semitism in Canada rising over the past few years..

 

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Response to 7962 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:33 AM

11. Sure. Then again, there's been a rise in anti-Semitism everywhere. To me, who's doing it is key.

Anti-Semitism has been around for centuries. The likelihood that it's on the rise in Canada isn't surprising, yet I doubt that it's any more probable, given this country's anti-Semitism, than in any of the countries in which 90% of the world's Jewish population reside.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 09:55 AM

10. I know it's hard to believe - but there *are* assholes in my country.

And sometimes it takes more than GLARING AT THEM REAL HARD to make them stop.

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:37 AM

12. I'm not saying Canada doesn't have assholes or anti-Semites. But I'd like to find out who they are.

The article doesn't say. I'd rather err on the side of the general cultural climate of Canada having more sway than what looks like an organized attack across the country.

I'm sure Canada's law enforcement will get to the bottom of this, and never think of Canadians as simple glarers.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:46 AM

15. Don't underestimate the power of social disapproval

Glaring at people really hard when they're misbehaving is surprisingly effective.

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 11:08 AM

17. True. But in this case, we both know the Canadian glare won't get to the bottom of this.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:39 AM

13. I really don't get the hatred of Jews. It's just bizarre.

 

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:48 AM

16. When your life sucks and you have no self esteem

Racism is a good rope to reach for. If you actually took away the people that racists look down on, the racists would be forced realize what kind of awful, pathetic people they are.

But while they have their imagined superiority to <whomever>, they've at least got something.

But anti-semitism specifically ... it's a long history of passed down bigotry.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 01:46 AM

18. The Story of the Jews on PBS was a real eye-opener

I was certainly aware of the atrocities that happened during WWII, and this documentary series chronicled not only Jewish history, but the incidence of antisemitism - across the globe - that went back centuries. Having had Jewish friends and neighbors all my life, I never realized. And apparently it's still alive today.


http://www.pbs.org/wnet/story-jews/

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:44 AM

14. Damn

 

That's not very polite!

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