Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Jewish Synagogues in Edmonton Latest to Receive Anti-Semitic Hate Mail

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Jewish Synagogues in Edmonton Latest to Receive Anti-Semitic Hate Mail

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Jewish synagogues in Edmonton get hate mail

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EDMONTON - Two synagogues in Edmonton are the latest to receive anti-Semitic hate mail this week.

The letters call for the death of Jews and contain an image of a swastika over a bleeding Star of David.

They were delivered in the mail to the Temple Beth Ora Synagogue in Oliver and the Beth Israel Synagogue in West Edmonton.

B'nai Brith Canada says similar letters were sent to synagogues in Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton and Kingston.

Police in each of the cities are investigating.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley condemned the hate mail.

"Anti-Semitism has no place in Alberta or Canada," she said in a statement Tuesday.

"As Jewish families gather to share in the love and hope of Hanukkah, they deserve to do so with peace and security. …

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