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Two Cleveland Synagogues receive antisemitic voicemail messages

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Police in Cleveland, Ohio, are investigating after two Synagogues received antisemitic voicemail messages in the last week. 

The Heights Synagogue received two antisemitic voicemail messages last Shabbat.

The Synagogue’s Rabbi, Rabbi Raphael Davidovich described the messages as “disturbing and antisemitic” and vowed to take further steps to ensure his community is kept safe.

The police have classified the incidents as “ethnic intimidation” and “harassing communication”.

Another Synagogue in Mayfield Heights also received a similar message the same day.

Police have classified the incident as “ethnic intimidation” and “harassing communication.”

A Jewish temple in Mayfield Heights, The Temple Israel New Tamid, received a message the same day, though police are yet to determine whether the two incidents are related.

 


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By Daniel Leons-Marder

Daniel Leons-Marder is the editor of Everyday Antisemitism.

He first became involved with Campaign Against Antisemitism when he became aware of Holocaust denial books being sold by Amazon. He graduated in Summer 2016 with First Class Honours and as Dux Litterarum in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway. He is currently at law school. He was previously a recording and touring musician.