Participant holding a sign at the rally. Thousands of New

Courtesy of JTA Photo credit: Erik McGregor

 Thousands of New Yorkers convene at the "No Hate. No Fear" solidarity march against anti-Semitism in January 2020. The march followed a year in which attacks against Jews spiked. 


(JNS) Jews were the most targeted demographic for hate crimes among religious groups in 2019, according to an FBI report released on November 19th.

Out of the one thousand six hundred fifty religious-motivated hate crimes reported to the FBI, sixty point three percent, or almost nine hundred and ninety five, were anti-Jewish—a two point five percentage point increase from 2018.

Last year consisted of numerous anti-Semitic attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions, from a lone gunman shooting at Chabad of Poway in Southern California in April 2019 on the last day of Passover, which left a 60-year-old woman dead, to a spree of anti-Jewish incidents in the New York metropolitan area.

In 2019, anti-Semitic crimes increased fourteen percent, according to the ADL.

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