Tallahassee synagogue increases security after receiving three hate letters

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — A synagogue in Tallahassee, Florida, has increased security after receiving three letters anonymous letters filed with anti-Semitic rhetoric.

The 100-family, Conservative synagogue has put in surveillance cameras and requested increased police patrols, the Tallahassee Democrat daily newspaper reported Monday.

Synagogue president David Abrams told the newspaper that there were no direct threats against the congregation, but that the letters referenced several Jewish conspiracy theories.

“The person who wrote these pages may indeed be disturbed,” Abrams told the newspaper. “But the three letters were hand-delivered — two uncanceled stamps on each envelope. That means the person who put them in our mailbox had to have been on our premises. Some families have been concerned about dropping their children off for study at the synagogue.”

The letters were delivered in September and October, and after the presidential election in November, according to the newspaper.

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