A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

FBI takes fake bomb threats, like Wednesdays in STL, extremely seriously

FBI takes fake bomb threats, like Wednesday’s in STL, extremely seriously

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished March 24, 2022

As we reported yesterday, The St. Louis Jewish Community Center was among several Jewish institutions in a number of states, that received bomb threats. The threats came into Jewish community centers around the country in recent weeks. The threats...

FBI reaches out to Hasidic Jews to fight antisemitism – but bureau has fraught history with Judaism

FBI reaches out to Hasidic Jews to fight antisemitism – but bureau has fraught history with Judaism

Sarah Imhoff , Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana UniversityPublished April 27, 2021

The FBI wants to hear from Hasidim, or “ultra-Orthodox” Jews. The Hate Crimes Unit said as much when it issued announcements – in both Yiddish and Hebrew – asking Jews to report antisemitic incidents in an outreach campaign launched in April 2021. The...

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