Neo-Nazi graffiti. (Shutterstock) (Shutterstock)
Swastika graffiti


Anti-Semitic incidents are up by 82 percent in New York City, one of many places throughout the world where the Jewish community is threatened on a regular basis.

From physical assaults to verbal attacks and Nazi graffiti, Jews living in New York City are increasingly the targets of hate crimes perpetrated by those who seek to harm members of the faith.

During the last year, Jewish men have been punched, pepper sprayed, and viciously beaten on the streets of Brooklyn, with the latest incident occurring last week.

With deadly attacks in places like Pittsburgh and Poway, authorities must take the threat to the Jewish community seriously and protect all people from hate crimes.