In no other place in the world have Jews better reason to feel secure than in Manhattan. There every fourth person is a Jew. In the veins of the State's Governor, the city's mayor, the borough's president runs Jewish blood. There live the wealthiest, the mightiest, the most respected of all Jewry.

Nonetheless, many a Manhattan Jew was troubled last week when he closed his shop for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. In the last fortnight a handful of Jews in the German district of Yorkville had reported defacement of their...

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