NEW YORK — Federal, state and city leaders spoke out against antisemitism Monday at a Manhattan synagogue.
The event focused on combatting hate and enhancing security in Jewish communities.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams were among the speakers, along with Sen. Chuck Schumer.
“When antisemitism rears its head and reaches the horrible levels we have seen, if we don’t speak out, it grows deeper and deeper,” Schumer said. “Blame the Jew has always been the scapegoat for those who are anguished about other things.”
The Orthodox Union, which represents Orthodox Jewish congregations, organized the event at Lincoln Square Synagogue on the Upper West Side.
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