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  8/22/2012, Elul 4, 5772

Anti-Semites Threaten Rabbi with Photos


A rabbi in France has received Judeo-phobic letters and photos. A threatening letter with attached Holocaust photos were sent to Rabbi Richard Wertenschlag, the Chief Rabbi of the historic Grande Synagogue de Lyon.  He expressed a sense of Jewish solidarity, telling AFP news "one could brush it off as the work of one rogue individual but we have to envisage the worst scenario -- prevention is better than a cure." Rabbi Wertenschlag is the author of "Pluralite des Judaismes; Unite du Peuple Juif?" and is a noted community leader.