It seems that bomb threats to Jewish organizations are becoming as common as inane tweets from Donald Trump. Today’s incident hit close to home at the Cherry Hill JCC. I wasn’t there, but friends were. One was in the swimming pool and had to evacuate in his bathing suit sans shoes. Some people waited in the parking lot until the police gave the “all clear.” Others took refuge in a synagogue across the street.
There have always been threats to Jews and Jewish establishments. But until and unless our so-called leader unequivocally and forcefully condemns these actions, the haters will be emboldened.
Trump wears his Islamophobia on his sleeve. His anti-Semitic actions are more insidiously hidden.