Antisemitic flyers left outside homes in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs

A new report says 2021 saw the highest number of antisemitic incidents in U.S. history. What’s driving the uptick in hate?

Heritage Russian congregation
Junior Rabbi, Chaim Agishtein, reads from the Torah during the morning service with a special prayer for Ukrainian, with the Heritage Russian Jewish Congregation on March 3 2022. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Heritage Russian congregation
Junior Rabbi, Chaim Agishtein, reads from the Torah during the morning service with a special prayer for Ukrainian, with the Heritage Russian Jewish Congregation on March 3 2022. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Antisemitic flyers left outside homes in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs

A new report says 2021 saw the highest number of antisemitic incidents in U.S. history. What’s driving the uptick in hate?

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Last week on Holocaust Remembrance Day, antisemitic leaflets were left outside homes in north suburban Highland Park and Glencoe. Experts say it’s not an isolated incident.

Reset learns more about how officials are responding and digs into a new report that shows antisemitic incidents reached historic levels in 2021.

GUESTS: Nancy Rotering, mayor of Highland Park; Trent Spoolstra, Midwest associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League