A disturbing story out of Toronto, Canada reveals that homes of Jewish families in the city were targeted with mock eviction notices being taped to their doors.
Though the notice starts off stating it’s a “Mock eviction notice” it continues with:
“We regret to inform you that your house is scheduled for demolition in the next three days.
If you do not vacate the premise within this time frame, we reserve the right to destroy all remaining belongings.
You will receive an invoice for the charges of demolition.”
The letter goes on to condemn what it alleges are Israel’s apartheid policies.
Of course, these Jews don’t live in Israel.
But what is perhaps most concerning is how did the perpetrators know these families were Jewish?
Some Jewish homes do have a mezuzah on their door frames, but not all. A mezuzah is a small case with Bible verses inscribed on it and is referred to in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
Secondly, having been designated Jewish were their plans for other forms of intimidation or even attacks?
As one person noted, it was the “first time ever for us to be targeted as Jews in Canada.”
Unfortunately, it brings back memories of another time in history, when Jewish families and businesses were targeted with similar signage.
It was called, “Judenboykott“, and involved a nationwide boycott of Jewish businesses by German Nazis on April 1, 1933. Signs were put on store windows indicating they were owned by Jews and telling Germans not to shop at these stores.
Nazi Brownshirts also stood outside the Jewish shops to try to talk people out of going into the stores. READ: The Boycott of Jewish businesses
The Nazis later forced Jews to wear a yellow star with the word ‘jude’ in the centre designating them as Jewish. Similar stars were also painted on homes and stores owned by Jews.