Early this evening, police in Scottsdale and Tucson responded to two separate threats at Jewish Community Centers. Bomb squads cleared and searched the buildings before giving the “all clear” at both locations by 7:30pm.
These threats come in the wake of a nationwide epidemic of threatening calls received by Jewish Community Centers throughout the US. According to a local news station, at least 12 other community centers around the country received threats today, following another dozen or so threats received last Monday.
Anti-semitism is spiking rapidly in America and, as Christians, we must not only pray for our Jewish friends, but we must take a stand and make our voices heard as well. Thus, I encourage you to pray, and also to consider how you might take a stand and make your voice heard. Let’s not stand by doing nothing while anti-semitism rises right before our very eyes…and in our own backyard!