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The ‘Tactical Rabbi’ helps synagogues defend against anti-Semitic violence
The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2020 | SONJA SHARP

Posted on 06/17/2020 10:00:02 AM PDT by Salman

It was 45 minutes into his lecture when the rabbi pulled out an AR-15.

“Who thinks, by show of hands, that we should be carrying more guns in shul?” Rabbi Raziel Cohen asked the crowd at a Westside Chabad synagogue Wednesday night, during an active-shooter seminar organized in the wake of the deadly attack at Chabad of Poway.

Half the room raised their hands.

In the days since the shooting, Chabad leaders in California have scrambled to secure public safety grants and to calm frightened congregants, mobilizing hundreds more through active-shooter drills and community defense training. In Southern California, religious security experts such as Cohen, who calls himself the “Tactical Rabbi,” are quickly becoming their own cottage industry.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: blm; california; chabad; jews; losangeles; losangelesslimes; losangelestimes; rabbirazielcohen; sonjasharp; tacticalrabbi
The story is a month old, but this is the first time I've seen it.
1 posted on 06/17/2020 10:00:02 AM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

You would have thought they learned and remembered the story of Esther, Masada, the holocaust, the 6 day war,etc. good they taking up arms.


2 posted on 06/17/2020 10:01:40 AM PDT by Redcitizen (Nobody needs a 10 round magazine. You need a 30 round magazine.)
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To: Salman

Soon we will end up like the Arab countries, armed to the teeth and involved in separate faction wars. OH boy what a mess. If we are going to kill the dragons we will have to chop off a few heads before they start the real bad fires. How many deaths will the Media left be responsible for before the people wake up?


3 posted on 06/17/2020 10:07:50 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( #ReasonableDemocratsforTrump. Where are you?)
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To: Salman

There’s a firearms instructor in Brooklyn who caters to religious Jews. A Colorado Springs gun dealer offers free AR-15s to rabbis.

http://jpfo.org/rabbi/rabbi-interview.htm


4 posted on 06/17/2020 10:09:36 AM PDT by jjotto (“Blessed are You LORD, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.”)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
1. The Arab countries are not armed to the teeth. Only the politically favored are allowed to legally own arms.

2. We, however, are already armed to the teeth. Over 450 million guns for a 330 million population.

3. The left has been promoting identity politics for more than 50 years to push the scenario of faction wars in the United States.

5 posted on 06/17/2020 10:14:54 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

It does not happen that way with Jews. In Israel, lots of people are allowed to open carry, especially those who have served in the IDF (nearly everyone). Incidence of gun violence that is inappropriate is quite low. Jews have strong religious restrictions against shedding blood in most circumstances.


6 posted on 06/17/2020 10:38:38 AM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: malach

Firearms in Israel are carefully licensed and regulated. Permits for weapons are routinely turned down. Even ammo is greatly restricted. The Public Security Ministry specifically does not recognize a right to bear arms.


7 posted on 06/17/2020 10:48:22 AM PDT by jjotto (“Blessed are You LORD, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.”)
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To: Salman

bkmk


8 posted on 06/17/2020 11:28:31 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Salman
the “Tactical Rabbi,”

Gosh, I'd pass on a bris from this guy.

9 posted on 06/17/2020 12:27:56 PM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Fido969

If I could go back in time for a do-over; I’d request that pinking shears be used.


10 posted on 06/17/2020 2:15:03 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: jjotto

Not in the occupied areas. Getting a permit is much simpler there.


11 posted on 06/17/2020 8:48:45 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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