STL Post-Dispatch: Rise in antisemitism, guns creates 2nd Amendment tax on Jews, St. Louis rabbi says

“…“It’s part of being a rabbi now,” says Bogard, whose wife, Karen, is also a rabbi. “You go through these trainings of what to do if someone comes to kill you.” This is the reality for Jewish congregations all over the country, increasingly since the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh in 2018, the Poway, California, shooting …

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Forward: I’m a pulpit rabbi. This is the true cost of keeping synagogues safe by Rabbi Daniel Bogard

“…I’ve begun thinking of the security costs that the United States has placed upon Jewish communities as a Second Amendment Tax, forcing us to redirect hundreds of thousands of dollars away from our community and justice work and put it toward preventing people with readily available instruments of death from murdering us while we gather …

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STL Jewish Light: St. Louis rabbi turns to Twitter to address the many costs of security at Jewish institutions

Following the most recent example of an attack on a Jewish institution, communities across the United States once again find themselves on edge. The terrorist hostage situation inside Congregation Beth Israel on Saturday may have reminded many Jews in St. Louis of an incident that occurred just three months ago when St. Louis police arrested a man …

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