Speaking against hate

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p-synagogue1-020409.jpgRabbi Akiva Herzfeld of Shaarey Tphiloh Synagogue on Noyes Street holds a piece of the synagogue’s sign on Sunday while addressing a community gathering after someone painted a swastika on the sign last week. The demonstration of solidarity against hate drew several hundred people, as well support from the Maine Council of Churches and the attorney general’s office, which described the vandalism as a hate crime.
p-synagogue2-020409.jpgRabbi Akiva Herzfeld of Shaarey Tphiloh Synagogue on Noyes Street holds a piece of the synagogue’s sign on Sunday while addressing a community gathering after someone painted a swastika on the sign last week. The demonstration of solidarity against hate drew several hundred people, as well support from the Maine Council of Churches and the attorney general’s office, which described the vandalism as a hate crime.

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Editor of The Forecaster; prior reporting/editing gigs at Automotive Age magazine, Daily News of Los Angeles, Biddeford Journal Tribune; Syracuse U. Orange-bleeder; lifelong NY Yankees fan, longtime resident of Red Sox Nation.