Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin,Director of the ADL in New Jersey.
Anti-Semitism returned to his daily life in his most recent pulpit, Temple Israel in Columbus, Georgia, when he crossed paths with a white supremacist.
“In a local Starbucks I saw a young man reading a pile of books that included Das Kapital and Mein Kampf. It’s unusual to see someone reading such a pile of books. I struck up a conversation with him,” Salkin said.
“He then started badgering me with anti-Semitic email.
“Lo and behold I discovered my tires were slashed.
“When he was arrested for spraying mace in the face of a black man, I became pivotal in the investigation.
“He had an interesting prison sentence. He was sentenced to one year of prison and nine years of parole, which includes exile from that particular part of the state of Georgia. In my sermon on that, I said that now he knows how the Jew feels. His punishment is to live his life in exile. Our experience will now become his experience.”