Eighty-One Years Ago…The Hate Continues

Eighty-one years ago this weekend, the Jewish community in Germany and surrounding areas were brutally attacked by the Nazis. Thousands of Jewish homes, businesses, schools and other institutions were ransacked. Hundreds of synagogues were burned. The glass from the windows of these destroyed structures littered the streets, giving this horrific pogrom its name, Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass. In addition to the physical damage, 30,000 Jews were arrested, 91 were murdered and 680 would take their own lives following the pogrom.  Eighty-one years ago.  It’s important to commemorate this horrific attack, but how do we do so in a day and age when anti-Semitism is on the rise?  Today, Jews in Brooklyn worry that they’ll be attacked as they walk the streets of their city. Earlier this week, a man was arrested in Colorado, charged with attempting to blow up a synagogue in Pueblo. Also this week, students at George…