A gay and lesbian synagogue in Chicago was a target of explosive-laden packages from Yemen intercepted by authorities over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Or Chadash, a 100-member congregation whose web site identifies it as “the Chicagoland synagogue serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual Jews, their families, friends and loved ones,” is housed within the Reform temple Emanuel Congregation on the shores of Lake Michigan. A children’s day school also shares the space.
“We’re rather puzzled at how a little congregation like ours would get on the radar as a target for somebody,” Rabbi Larry Edwards told the Journal. “I’m hoping for more information.”
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