President Obama on Friday, in discussing the foiled
terrorist plot involving packages delivered from Yemen, said two Chicago-area
synagogues were believed to be targets. Now it appears that a gay congregation
that meets at one of those synagogues was one of the more specific targets,
Chicago’s WLS Radio reports.
Rabbi Micahel Zedek of Emmanuel Congregation said Saturday
morning that a Jewish leader “of considerable consequence in Chicago” told him
that Or Chadash, a gay congregation that uses Emmanuel’s synagogue, was one of
the two targets.
Or Chadash rabbi Larry Edwards said his congregants
“received [the news] rather calmly. ... Immediately, you kind of think, Well,
[representing the gay community], maybe that makes us an additional target. ... It
could be totally random, somebody went on the Internet and picked a couple of
FBI officials declined to comment Saturday.
Read the full WLS story here.