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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - We spoke to a Rabbi in Albany who says the shipment of those bombs may have been a symbolic gesture to all Jews.

Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan says years of persecution of Jews in Yemen may have sparked this terror threat.

Kaplan and the families who attend the Temple B' Nai Israel say even though the terror threat was targeted to synagogues hundreds of miles way, they're still affected by the anti-Semitism.

"This is an attempt from very far outside Albany to strike fear in the hearts of all Jews because it's not just these two synagogues in Chicago," said Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan. "We are saddened by the attempt to intimidate and threaten us."

Kaplan says the Anti Defamation League has issued an alert for all synagogues to be on alert for any suspicious packages that may arrive in the mail.


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