Hanukkah stabbings suspect allegedly searched “Jewish temples near me”

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Investigators found handwritten journals referencing anti-Semitic beliefs, along with internet search terms including “German Jewish temples near me,” when they searched the home and phone of a man suspected of stabbing five people at a New York Hanukkah celebration Saturday, according to federal hate crime charges filed Monday.

Texas church shooting and Hanukkah stabbing spur calls for increased security

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The shooting at the Texas church and the stabbing at a rabbi’s home have renewed calls for increased security and the right to be armed in places of worship.

A shooting at a church in Texas and a stabbing at a rabbi’s home during a Hanukkah celebration in New York over the weekend have renewed calls for increased security and the right to be armed in places of worship.

U.S. prosecutors weigh death penalty for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

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The case of Robert Bowers, the man accused of massacring 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue last year was set to return to a federal courtroom on Thursday, as prosecutors weigh whether to pursue the death penalty against him. Bowers has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to a 63-count indictment. Some of the charges, including murder as a hate crime, can carry the death penalty.