The more I hear, the more I think that the answer is yes, it will.
Below are two mp3 files of Rabbi Shea Hecht being interviewed by Zev Brenner Saturday night.
Several things seem clear:
- Police seem to have been cooking the books to make the crime rate appear lower.
- Jews in Crown Heights tend to view all black on white crime as race motivated.
- Shea Hecht does not have a handle on the situation.
- Neither does any other Crown Heights Jewish leader.
Rocks were thrown at a synagogue Saturday night. Rocks were thrown at a Jewish school bus last week. Rocks were thrown at Jews last night.
The rank and file in Jewish Crown Heights is mad – and it is leaderless.
All it will take is one spark to ignite a reaction that will lead to riots.
If Thursday night is warm and dry, that spark may be lit, God forbid.
The mp3s should play in your browser or, if you want, you can download them and play them in your media player.
Rabbi Shea Hecht interview part 1:
Rabbi Shea Hecht interview part 2: