Over the weekend, the press began a narrative drumbeat suggesting that President Trump was somehow responsible for the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday - the deadliest anti-Semitic shooting in American history. The carnage, however unprecedented, is not an aberration.
There is no single source of anti-Semitism in the United States; it comes from radical leftists bent on destroying the Jewish state and right-wing nationalists who consider Jews to be foreign invaders.
"Know that we will spare no effort or resource in insuring that the defendant is held fully accountable for his unspeakable and hateful crimes", Mr. Brady said.
The massacre came at a time of increasing anti-Semitism in the U.S. Earlier this year, the Anti-Defamation League reported a almost 60 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2017 - the largest single-year increase since the ADL began its tracking almost three decades ago.
Anti-Semitism surfaces often in the research conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks various US hate groups, including neo-Nazis, white nationalists, skinheads and others. "But they didn't and he was able to do things that unfortunately he shouldn't have been able to do".
"Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz. could always be counted upon to provide sage advice whenever he was consulted on medical matters, usually providing that advice with a touch of genuine humor", Claus said.
"Ladies and gentlemen, it has to start with you as our leaders" Myers said to loud applause, sparking the chants to break out from some sections of the auditorium packed with 2,500 mourners. The organization says it is guided by Jewish values and history.
Fifteen years ago, the Anti-Defamation League issued a 132-page guidebook titled, "Protecting Your Jewish Institution: Security Strategies for Today's Dangerous World". The toll included professors, dentists and physicians.
Trump ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the U.S.to be flown at half-staff in "solemn respect" for the shooting victims.
From left, Kate Rothstein looks on as Tammy Hepps hugs Simone Rothstein, 16, on the intersection of Shady Avenue and Northumberland Street after multiple people were shot at The Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh.
"When Jews are murdered in Pittsburgh, the people of Israel feel the pain", he wrote. "I think we have all gotten used to terrorist attacks being something we deal with in Israel, but I grew up in America and that didn't feel like it was ever a part of living in America".
Neo-Nazis marched in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, chanting, "Jews will not replace us".
Anti-Semitism has deep roots in many places far from the USA, including Western Europe. "They have increased police monitoring and their patrols around Jewish institutions". Similarly in France, where anti-Semitic violence increased by 25 percent past year, police and military patrols are deployed to help protect synagogues. "Right now, we are going through a time of mourning", said Ezra Shanken, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver. "We will continue.to sing and worship and learn together". "The ADL found that white supremacist propaganda on college campuses almost doubled in the 2017-18 school year from the year prior". At K-12 schools, 457 anti-Semitic incidents were reported, including swastika graffiti and playground bullying.
The Jewish religious leaders were joined by leaders of other faiths. It opened on September 17.