Tagged Jersey City kosher supermarket shooting

What is causing the rise in anti-Semitism in New York?

MONSEY, NY - DECEMBER 29: A member of the Ramapo police stands guard in front of the house of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg on December 29, 2019 in Monsey, New York. Five people were injured in a knife attack during a Hanukkah party and a suspect, identified as Grafton E. Thomas, was later arrested in Harlem. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (JTA) — For weeks, anti-Semitic attacks have been surging in and around New York City — from assaults in Brooklyn to the shooting in Jersey City to the recent stabbing in Monsey on Hanukkah. What’s still unclear is why the spike is happening now — and whether… Read more »

2 weeks after deadly shooting, blacks and Jews in Jersey City unite for holiday charity drive

Rabbi Moshe Schapiro shows a toy to a child during the charity drive in Jersey City, N.J., Dec. 23, 2019. (Courtesy of Benny Polatseck)

(JTA) — All day Monday, volunteers trickled in and out of the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center in Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood, lining up boxes upon boxes of pretzel challah, soup mix, hummus, turkey and chocolate. Trucks backed up to the community center to unload pallets of food and… Read more »

We need to thank the unsung heroes keeping American synagogues safe

Security cameras hang across the street from the Park East Synagogue in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — When I was about 19 years old, I took my first trip to Europe. I marveled at its beauty, its culture, its history and its architecture. On this trip and many others that followed, I shed many tears as I visited the numerous synagogues, Jewish museums… Read more »

What do we tell our children in the aftermath of the Jersey City shooting?

A Hasidic man crosses the street near the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, N.J., Dec. 11, 2019. Six people, including a police officer and three civilians, were killed in gunfire between two armed suspects and law enforcement. (Rick Loomis/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Another Jewish community has sustained a bloody attack that left Jews everywhere reeling. On Tuesday, a small enclave of Hasidic Jews in Jersey City, New Jersey had their worlds shaken and disrupted during a frightening siege. Schools were on lockdown, four people were murdered and people… Read more »

Jersey City shooter called Jews ‘Nazis’ in social media posts

(JTA) — One of the Jersey City kosher store shooters made derogatory comments about Jews in social media posts, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL on Tuesday said it had uncovered a Facebook page that it says belonged to David Anderson, one of the two shooters who killed… Read more »

My daughter survived an anti-Semitic terror attack last year. Here’s what I want the Jersey City survivors to know.

Shira and Amichai Ish Ran hold a news conference at the Shaarei Tzedek hospital a week after being injured in a West Bank terror attack, Dec. 16, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90)

BEIT EL, West Bank (JTA) — I watched the news of the terrible Jersey City shooting last week with both horror and a sense of deja vu. Sadly, violent attacks against Jews, wherever we live, have become all too common. We can no longer assume our communal spaces and houses… Read more »

Victims of Jersey City shooting remembered as generous, helpful and courageous

Hasidim, government officials and police officers stand in front of the K'hal Adas Greenville synagogue next door to JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, N.J., the site of a deadly shooting, Dec. 11, 2019. (Laura E. Adkins/JTA)

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — One opened a grocery store that became a hub for a growing community. Another was a young student who stood out for his charitable work. Another was an exemplary cop who tried to make the streets safer. Another was a worker who was always… Read more »

Jersey City shooting: Officials still unsure of motive

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — Officials say they can not yet name a definitive motive for the shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey. “We know there is significant speculation about the shooters’ motive,” New Jersey Attorney General Gubrir Grewal said at a news conference on… Read more »