Podcast: Elliot Kaufman on the Crown Heights Riot, 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, Jews were violently attacked over three days in Brooklyn. This week’s podcast revisits what happened, and whether it could recur.

On August 20, 1991, police officers try to calm two Orthodox Jews during a confrontation with black residents of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.

On August 20, 1991, police officers try to calm two Orthodox Jews during a confrontation with black residents of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.

Observation
Aug. 26 2021
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Elliot Kaufman is the letters editor for theĀ Wall Street Journal.

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