Worst Fears

New attacks against Jews

Though the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith reported last January that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. had dropped 14.9% from 1981 to 1982, complacency seems ill advised. Consider the attacks against Jews in West Hartford, Conn., and one in New York City this summer. The past two weeks brought new incidents in both places.

> It was 5:45 a.m. on Yom Kippur, the solemn Jewish holy day, when Connecticut State Representative Joan Kemler, stirred by the smell of smoke, crept downstairs. Flames were shooting through the living-room...

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