The Monsey Attack Shows Anti-Semitic Violence Isn't Always Tied to the Far-Right
The Jewish community of New York City is reeling after a string of alleged hate crimes, including vandalism targeting Jewish institutions and a horrific Saturday night attack on a rabbi's home in the suburb of Monsey that left several people seriously wounded.
The alleged assailant, Grafton Thomas, entered the rabbi's home shortly after 10:00 p.m. during the seventh night of Hannukkah and began slashing people with a longsword.
Thomas's motivations are unknown, and friends report that he is mentally ill. But he is an African American man, which means that...