NY Jews learning how to fight: “Inside Legion, the non-profit organization training Jews to protect themselves”

Meet The Jewish Warriors Training To Fight Anti-Semites
by Jennings Brown
May 17, 2017

…[Jon] Loew started this non-profit self-defense organization, in 2015, as he was noticing a rise in anti-Semitism in the U.S. The Anti-Defamation League reported there was a 21 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2014. In 2015, there was a 50 percent rise in assaults on Jewish people. Attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions have only continued to surge in the Trump era. “We did not start to build bunkers or gather up weaponry,” Loew told Vocativ. “We decided, let’s do something that’s a proportionate response and set up a program that will train young Jews and their friends who are not Jewish. READ MORE

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