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 a year later, and the most recent hostage situation in Texas, which ended in the death of the hostage-taker. Part of the blame for this is a rise in antisemitism, something that Bogard ties, in part, to the rise of Trumpism, through which aggrieved white supremacists have been somehow emboldened in their racism and hate….”