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8 Practical Steps to Secure Your Shul from Attacks

Following the stabbing in Monsey, security expert Zalman Myer-Smith offers 8 practical steps that every shul and school can take to counter anti-Semitic attacks. Full Story

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Finally, Arms are suggested as a practical step
December 31, 2019 7:51 pm

Yes, there are risks but the risks of being unarmed in the face of an armed attack are greater. And if a community of thousands is behind a person who saves lives by using a weapon, then the legal ramifications of him saving those lives will be summarily dealt with.

Proactive police officers in Long Island
December 31, 2019 8:02 pm

A few weeks ago on Shabbos, a friend and I were passing a Young Israel shul in Long Island and we saw an unmarked car idling in front of the shul, on our way back it was still there. The friend I was with is active in the shul and approached the car. It turns out that it was a friendly police officer keeping a watch on the area, he said they often come by – he had not been called by the shul but due to their relationship he knew they were upping their security (they do have a… Read more »

lockedin
December 31, 2019 9:19 pm

one of the problems in Crown Heights is that a lot of shuls are in private houses,the front door is wooden usually with no see thru window,and generally it’s a hefker velt people coming and going at different times,they don’t have patients, WHAT SHOULD DO?

3 Practical Steps to Secure Your Shul from Attacks
January 1, 2020 4:12 pm

Teshuva, Tefilla, Tzedaka. Repeat continuously and increase dosage if needed

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January 2, 2020 2:00 am

Also no talking during chazaras hashas, krias haTorah, and other times when it’s not allowed. Saying Amen, yihei shemei rabba with a lot of strength (Amalek cane when Bnei Yisroel was weak) and encouraging children to do so too, making sure the shul mechitza is proper according to th1e Rebbe’s standards, no machlokes

Close streets during hours of operaration.
January 2, 2020 11:29 am

During hours of operation all streets closed and patrolled by armend and trained personal .have strong surveillance in area of religious institution. Have all members train and work with local law enforcement.as many members to be trained ass possabile in medical help.all fire and health agency’s on line with all churches.

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