North Carolina man arrested and charged with threatening Georgia Reform rabbi

(JNS) – A 31-year-old man has been accused of threatening a rabbi in Georgia. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Georgia.

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Ariel E. Collazo Ramos, who was arrested Thursday at his home in High Point, North Carolina, allegedly sent an anti-Semitic postcard to Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar of Temple Beth Israel, a Reform synagogue in Macon, Georgia.

On Feb. 1, the rabbi received a “threatening postcard” at her home via the U.S. Postal Service, the indictment says. The handwritten postcard, purportedly from Collazo Ramos, read: “Is there a tunnel for child rape, torture and murder under your house? We have the Zyklon B. Use code “GasTheJews” for 10% off!”

“The back of the postcard featured a hand-drawn image depicting what appeared to be a Jewish man wearing a rat costume and the words 'Jews are rats,'” the US Department of Justice added.

The FBI is investigating.

In August 2023, a farmers market in Olathe, Kansas, kicked out a neo-Nazi pepper seller who offered customers a deal if they used his discount code “GasThejews.”

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