Imagine beginning your worship service this weekend with an announcement about where the exits are—in case a shooter attacks and people need to run for their lives. Or locking your doors once the service begins. Or training your congregation in ways to respond to a live shooter.
According to a new report released by Tel Aviv University researchers, anti-Semitism is on the rise. In 2018, attacks against Jews rose 13% worldwide according to CBN News. The U.S. was home to more than a quarter of those violence cases and both France and Germany have witnessed a 70% increase in anti-Semitic violence in the last year.