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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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Central Reform rabbi increases frequency of support group meetings during pandemic

These days, Rabbi James Stone Goodman spends a whole lot of time checking in with folks. “I make myself carry my 50-pound phone around and I call more people every day to see how they are doing,” said Goodman, who is affiliated with Central Reform Congregation. “Then I call their mother, their parents. I’m also

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Families to celebrate Passover and Easter differently this year amid virus outbreak

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Passover will begin at sunset Wednesday and Easter will be celebrated this coming Sunday. Members of both religions will be celebrating differently this year as the coronavirus outbreak requires people to stay home to maintain the general public’s health. So instead of celebratory dinners at home and churches packed with members,

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