Chicago Faith Leaders Demand Action After Latest Anti-Semitic Attack

Craig Dellimore
December 30, 2019 - 5:25 pm
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Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. (WBBM Newsradio)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Faith leaders in Chicago are calling for action after a series of attacks on Jewish people in New York and elsewhere.

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from the Loop.

After more than a dozen anti-Semitic attacks in New York, New Jersey, California and elsewhere in December alone, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was leading a call for action on Monday.

The Jewish human rights organization is calling on President Trump to ask the FBI to investigate the recent rash of anti-semitic attacks.

Cooper said federal authorities could determine if there are connections among the attacks.

Asked their own opinions, most of the leaders said hate speech on social media plays a big role.

The faith leaders are calling for a joint show of support in pulpits, mosques and synagogues next month.