Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Welfare Fraud Arrests Trigger Anti-Semitic Incidents

The Asbury Park Press reported yesterday that the welfare fraud arrests last week of 14 Orthodox Jewish residents (including a congregational rabbi) in Lakewood, New Jersey has triggered a rash of anti-Semitism.  Anti-Jewish comments appeared on Facebook and other social media, as well as in flyers distributed around Lakewood and in a white sheet hung over a Holocaust memorial. A majority of Lakewood's 100,000 residents are Orthodox Jews.  Lakewood Police are investigating the incidents.