Sacramento-based synagogues respond after Texas hostage situation

Jewish leaders from the Sacramento area were troubled to see the events unfold after hostages were taken at a Texas synagogue. But hate crimes are not new for them. "Every time there's an event on one hand we're not surprised. On the other hand, we are. And the fact that we're not surprised — it's troubling," said Matt Friedman, president of the Sacramento Board of Rabbis. Will Recht is the CEO for the Jewish Federation of Sacramento. He recalled when white supremacists firebombed three Sacramento-area synagogues in 1999, while saying the city "has a unique experience with these attacks.

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