Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Two foreign-looking men tried to break into a Toronto yeshiva pretending to be phone repairmen

In a chilling incident, a yeshiva in Toronto managed to keep two potentially dangerous people from entering the Jewish school thanks to good security procedures.

The school, Yeshiva Darchei Torah, sent out this letter to parents on Tuesday evening:

Dear Parents,

Over the last months, we have worked to enhance our security infrastructure and procedures. While we believe that our well-being is ultimately in the hands of the Ribbono Shel Olam ["Master of the Universe" - EoZ], we must still do our part to address the threats that we face in these troubled times.

This morning there was a “security incident” at the Yeshiva. During Shacharis [morning prayers], two unidentified men – clearly of foreign background – tried to enter the building representing themselves as Rogers repairmen. All the doors were locked in accordance with our procedures. They were forced to come to the front door and use the intercom/bell to gain entry. Rabbi Joshua responded to the call and asked for identification – also in accordance with our procedures. The two men were unable to produce I.D. and were sent away. We were able to confirm with Rogers that no servicemen were sent to the area and that there were no service outages in the general area of the Yeshiva
The police have been informed.
This is what Jewish parents, children and teachers in North America have to worry about.

Thank God the yeshiva had proper security equipment and procedures for exactly this kind of scenario. It seems possible that a bloodbath was averted.

Hopefully these men will be captured by police soon and we can find out more about their motivation. But I think it has to do a little with Jew-hatred.

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