Fulton County, GA – North Fulton County residents reported anti-Jewish flyers dumped on their lawns by a hate group. One of the recipients of those messages was a lawmaker who just happens to be working on a bill aimed at combating hate.
“You don’t know if there’s something coming next,” Esther Panitch (D) who represents Dist. 51 told FOX 5’s Christopher King.
Rep. Panitch says her husband stepped out of their home on Sunday morning to grab the newspaper when he noticed something littered on their property.
“He came back in and said there was some antisemitic literature-garbage on our driveway,” she told FOX 5.
They were just one house among dozens around Dunwoody and Sandy Springs to receive bags full of corn kernels and propaganda.
“It’s everywhere,” Panitch said, “It just happens to be here now.”
The flyers called the Talmud, the central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish-religious law, “satanic”.
Panitch is the only Jewish lawmaker in the Georgia state-house.
She said the vile messages made her stomach churn, and left her feeling violated. She said despite that, she wants to use those feelings to fight.
“I happen to have a large megaphone as a state representative,” she said.
Panitch said she is co-sponsoring a bill that would clearly define anti-Semitism. Currently, Panitch said the Georgia code does not have a definition for it.