A bullet was fired into the window of Brooklyn synagogue Khal Zichron Mordechai on Shabbos afternoon (June 26, 2021). It was just before 3 PM, too late for Shacharis, and too early for Mincha, so thank God, no one was hurt. But it was scary to see the bullet hole in the window, and not so easy to explain to children. Not to mention, not so easy for the congregants to feel safe.
But these days, who in America is safe? Certainly not the Jewish community. What is the answer to all this antisemitic hatred and violence? And how should we protect our families and ourselves, going forward?
A bullet fired into a synagogue window is not a good omen for the month of Tammuz, to say the least.