Jewish Schools, Organizations Close Early Amid Baltimore ‘Purge’ Rumors

A police officer walks by a blaze, Monday, April 27, 2015, after rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

As Baltimore continued to reel from three days of intense rioting, Jewish schools and organizations in Baltimore shut their doors early on Tuesday amid rumors of renewed violence.

Referring to the rioting taking place downtown, Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council Arthur Abramson said that Baltimore “Jewish communities and institutions are adjacent to areas … where some of these events have taken place.”

He said the Jewish community has been working with African-American state and civil leaders to try and “calm things down a little bit”…

  • Uncle_Waspy

    The Jewish leaders would make more progress voicing their concerns to the squirrels in the park. The rioters yoofs protesters’ civil leaders have been giving them the old wink-wink nudge-nudge the whole time. Baltimore’s Mayor Rawlings-Blake even said so…..we’re allowing them space to destroy.

    • Frau Katze

      The mayor is a disgrace.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The principal Jewish area of Baltimore is in the northwest, near Pimlico Racetrack and Johns Hopkins U., fairly well removed from ground zero. However, many over the years have moved out to the suburbs.

  • jayme

    These punks want to purge so bad fine then do like the movie no medical or police services for 12 hours.

  • Minicapt

    “Abramson said volunteers from the community have brought “brooms and shovels and pots and pans and are trying to clean up some of the neighborhood and destruction.” He said the African-American community was advising the Council where to send volunteers.”

    Someone is teaching the wrong lesson.