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Timothy Cardinal Dolan Makes Interfaith Visit To Temple Emanu-El Amid Rise In Anti-Semitic Incidents

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan celebrated Shabbat at Temple Emanu-El in a show of solidarity Friday as the city and the country experience a rise in anti-Semitic incidents; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.

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- A show of solidarity tonight in Manhattan. Cardinal Dolan is celebrating Shabbat at Temple Emanu-El.

- This is a city and country see a rise in Anti-Semitic incidents. CBS 2's Andrea Grymes reports.

- Nice to see you all.

ANDREA GRYMES: An interfaith visit on the Upper East Side. The Archbishop of New York worshipping with the senior rabbi at Temple Emanu-El.

- There's too much fracture, there's too much division, and when one of us is in trouble, we all feel the sting.

ANDREA GRYMES: Timothy Cardinal Dolan took the short drive North from St. Patrick's Cathedral to celebrate the Shabbat here. It's a show of support from the Roman Catholic faith to the Jewish faith. At a time when a grateful senior rabbi Joshua Davidson says, they need it.

JOSHUA DAVIDSON: What makes friends, friends is that they know when you need them without even being asked. Cardinal Dolan is our friend.

ANDREA GRYMES: Statistics show Anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise, especially in reaction to the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas. The Anti-Defamation League says during the two weeks of military conflict this month, Anti-Semitic incidents in the US reported to the ADL increased by 75% from 127 to 222 compared to the two weeks prior. Here at home, the NYPD says there's been a 29% spike year to date through Sunday. 80 Anti-Semitic hate crimes compared to 62 for the same period last year. All of this rabbi Davidson says, leading to a sense of deep anxiety.

JOSHUA DAVIDSON: We are seeing how hatred of Israel can descend into hatred of Jews or at the very least, give license to its expression. The only way to address it is for people to come together and call it out for what it is.

ANDREA GRYMES: Rabbi Davidson hopes in the short term the ceasefire in the Middle East will help stop this disturbing trend we're seeing here. On the Upper East Side, Andrea Grymes CBS 2 News.