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”…