MARBLEHEAD (CBS) – Police are on the lookout for the one that posted anti-Semitic flyers on a Marblehead temple. The flyers say the Holocaust was “pretend information.”
Rabbi David Meyer says worshippers won’t be intimidated and he’s anticipating a giant turnout at his subsequent service.
“As a result of this congregation won’t be bullied into concern,” Meyer mentioned.
He’s speaking concerning the flyer pasted close to the back and front doorways of Temple Emanu-El over the weekend.
“It was very distressing,” Meyer mentioned.
Distressing as a result of it calls the Holocaust “pretend information” and basically contends that the extermination of six million Jews by the Nazis is historic fiction. It’s a painted swastika — says Rabbi Meyer — in one other kind.
“However the messages are nonetheless the identical and our response must be as decided,” Meyer mentioned.
A current renovation included the temple safety system. And cameras obtained a reasonably good take a look at the suspect doing his soiled work at about 9:30 Sunday evening.
“I believe we obtained a pair good footage to share with the police,” he mentioned.
However whereas that performs out, Rabbi Meyer says the help thrown his means by the parents of Marblehead has been great.
Neighbors who usually stroll the grounds have been fast to sentence the flyer.
“Folks want to consider what they’re doing and saying, you already know speak has penalties,” mentioned neighbor Kory Addis.
However some instructed that hate speech has been emboldened of late and the rabbi didn’t disagree.
“The political local weather is one in all divisiveness,” mentioned Meyer.
However Rabbi Meyer believes his congregation will rally at the same time as his digital camera permits police to resolve this shortly.