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A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi’s home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a “cancer” of growing hatred in America.
The holidays are in full swing in the Cape Fear region. There will be a community menorah lighting ceremony this weekend.
The gunmen in a furious firefight that left six people dead in Jersey City clearly targeted a Jewish market, the mayor said Wednesday, amid growing suspicions the bloodshed was an anti-Semitic attack.
The Jewish holiday of Passover begins Friday at sunset and is an annual festival that continues for eight days ending next Saturday.
Police have ramped up patrols following three hate crimes targeting one Jewish family in North Carolina.
An arrest has been made in connection with threats made to at least eight Jewish community centers nationwide and the Anti-Defamation League's headquarters in New York City.
Police say more than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri.
Police and the FBI are looking for someone who issued a threat against people involved with a Jewish school in Greensboro.
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