Informing the rabbi


From The New York Jewish Week:

…Rabbi Judith Lewis, spiritual leader of the Riverdale Temple, one of the two targeted synagogues, said she was in the synagogue Wednesday evening attending several meetings and was unaware of the drama unfolding outside.

"I was inside the sanctuary untill 8:30 and when I went to the lobby I saw two men," she said. "I was about to ask them to leave when they identified themselves as police officers. They said police action was taking place and they asked us to leave through the back of the building."

She said the officers carried a picture of a suspect they said they had arrested.

"It seemed very well planned like they knew every last detail [of what was happening]," Rabbi Lewis said of the police….

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