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Daybreak: Rabbi Injured in N.J. Arson Attack

Plus, Adelson’s campaign, barktisms, and more in the news

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• Rabbi Nosson Schuman’s home, which is above the Rutherford, N.J. Congregation Beth El, where he works, was the target of an arson attack early Wednesday morning in which five Molotov cocktails were thrown. [NYT]

• An attack which the Bergen County D.A. is investigating as a murder attempt. [NY Jewish Week]

• Sheldon Adelson bets on Newt Gingrich. [New Yorker]

• The assassination of scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, which Iran has blamed on Israel and the U.S., is the latest in a series of covert strikes against Iran’s nuclear program, though some experts say the origins and purpose remain unclear. [NYT]

• Meanwhile, the editor of an Iranian newspaper suggested that assassinating Israeli military and officials would be an appropriate form of retaliation. [Haaretz]

• Move over, bark mitzvahs: the barktism is also a thing. [JTA]

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Rabbi Rosenberg was on Channel 12 last night discussing the attempted murder of the Rabbi and his family in Rutherford, New Jersey.
Last night Rabbi was informed of additional swastikas in Johnson Park and with his involvement they are being removed by the Parks Department.
Rabbi Rosenberg has been predicting this for years and perhaps finally the public has woken up. Rabbi Rosenberg has upped the security for Edison through the Edison Police Department.

Tonight, January 12, there is a major meeting in Bergen County regarding the recent swastikas and attempted murder of a Rabbi and his family. The FBI has been brought into this and the meeting includes representatives from the governor’s office and homeland security. While I applaud these efforts I wonder why when my synagogue had swastikas, when a Yeshiva student in Edison was assaulted, when the Edison Lexus dealership was vandalized with swastikas and numerous other areas of Edison were swatikaed we did not hear from the governor’s office nor was there a mass meeting of state leaders and politicians. Several years ago while walking to Synagogue on a friday night around Halloween, my wife and I were attacked by teenagers in a van throwing eggs. They waited for us to leave the synagogue and pelted us again while driving off. Why was there silence at that time from the governor’s office? I warned about all this happening years ago and continue to warn the public about the rise of anti-semitism as well as hatred for all minority groups . Unless and until the judicial system hands out harsh punishment, including real jail time to these perpetrators, including teen agers, nothing will change. Writing an essay on the Holocaust or doing community service means nothing to those blinded by bigotry and hatred.


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