RABBI’S AD­VICE FOR RI­OT­ERS

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment & Analysis -

A word of ad­vice on how to deal with loot­ers on the Let­ters page of Mon­day’s Guardian, from the grand­daugh­ter of an Ortho­dox rabbi swept up in the 1960s ri­ots on an es­tate in Rochester, NY. Martha Jean Baker writes: “Shortly af­ter the ri­ots, sev­eral of his neigh­bours came to him and said... ‘We are ashamed, what can we do?’”

Ms Baker’s grand­fa­ther sug­gested he would leave the door of his synagogue un­locked overnight. “The next day when he went to the synagogue it was filled with TVs, shoes, cloth­ing... He called the po­lice, who asked where the loot came from. He said: ‘I have no idea’. He would not give names and the es­tate re­turned to peace.”

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