By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) — The Jewish community rallied in north suburban Skokie on Sunday, over concerns about anti-Semitic attacks.

Community members and faith leaders called for an end to such attacks, which have been increasing in the U.S.

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Since the fighting in the Middle East between Israel and the militant group Hamas began, the number of anti-Semitic incidents has jumped nationwide.

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Anti-Semitic posts on social media have also increased.

A Pew Research Center study has also found that 75 percent of those polled believe there is more antisemitism now than five years ago.

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Some prominent Jewish groups have appealed to the Biden Administration to condemn the surge of anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff