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Anti-Semitism In The Backyard

Local anti-Jewish incidents spur community response.

05/21/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

 Swastikas. Anti-Semitic leaflets littering the grounds of a synagogue and the lawns of private homes. Anti-Semitic comments at a sporting event. Anti-Jewish jokes circulating at a middle school. 

These aren’t exactly the sorts of things that Westchester’s Jewish residents expect to encounter.

Such bias is especially disturbing for Jewish residents who live in some of the county’s prettiest communities, like Rye, Scarsdale, Irvington and Edgemont, where these recent incidents occurred.

Stephen Gordon, left, co-chair of the “Understanding Differences — Respecting Diversity”
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