FBI releases advertisement in Hebrew, Yiddish asking to report hate crimes

The use of both Yiddish and Hebrew can be seen as a direct call to address hate crimes against Jews in particular, as it appeals to the community as a whole.

HAREDIM GATHER near the Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in the South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, last year.  (photo credit: ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS)
HAREDIM GATHER near the Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in the South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, last year.
(photo credit: ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS)
The FBI Hate Crimes Unit released advertisements in English, Yiddish and Hebrew in an effort to get more Orthodox Jews to report on hate crimes in the New York area.
The use of both Yiddish and Hebrew can be seen as a direct call to address hate crimes against Jews in particular, as it appeals to the community as a whole.

The advertisement notes that many hate crimes go unreported, and it gives instructions on how to report hate crimes to the FBI if one becomes the victim or has knowledge of a hate crime.
"Did you know many hate crimes are not reported?," reads the FBI advertisement. "The FBI wants to help, but we need to hear from you."
The advertisement then reads off instructions on how to report a hate crime, and how to contact the FBI and give anonymous tips if someone so chooses.