By COLlive reporter
Is this the solution?
Four New York orthodox Jewish elected officials are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a “state of emergency” and deploy the New York National Guard to Jewish neighborhoods throughout the state.
Their request follows a series of anti-Semitic attacks in Crown Heights, Boro Park and Williamsburg over the last week, adding to the uptick in violent attacks and verbal abuses against Jews in recent months in New York.
The latest was the stabbing of Jews celebrating Chanukah on Motzoei Shabbos at a shul in Monsey by a machete-wielding man. A few have been injured, while many more had been spared.
Signing the letter to Cuomo were New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger and Chaim Deutsch, New York State Senator Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein.
“We’re calling for a state of emergency in New York. We need help from the State Police & the National Guard so that we can protect our constituents,” Councilman Deutsch said.
“Our communities are shaken. We have watched our neighbors beaten, stabbed, & gunned down. We don’t feel safe in our own homes.”