Anti-Semitic hate crimes rose 14% last year; a Baltimore task force confronts the crisis

Eighteen months ago, The Associated and Baltimore Jewish Council convened Baltimore’s Jewish community leaders to confront the challenges of anti-Semitism. We needed to address not just the high-profile horrifying attacks, but the dramatic rise of anti-Semitic incidents of all types — the swastikas being spray-painted in our communities, the hateful insults exchanged on high school sports fields and in supermarkets, the harassment that college students encounter on campuses. As co-chairs of the Baltimore Community Task Force on Antisemitism, we now stand ready to present our work to all who believe in a civil and more just society. (Balt Sun)

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