French rabbi gets threat to ‘punish’ Jews for complaining

By JTA
August 22, 2012 23:14

 
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The chief rabbi of Lyon,  Richard Wertenschlag, has received a letter threatening to "punish a Jew for every complaint the Jews make on TV."

The threat came in a two-page letter delivered to Wertenschlag on Aug. 10. It contained two photos of a concentration camp, according to Dr. Richard Prasquier, president of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France, CRIF.

Wertenschlag, who reported the letter to the authorities, opened the letter on Aug. 12, according to CRIF.

The authors of the "small, dense handwritten text" signed with the words "the righteous network."

They added, "Every time you go on television to complain, a Jew - man, woman, child or family - will be punished." Further down, the authors wrote: "See you soon at a synagogue, which has already been chosen."

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