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February 21, 2017 4:42 pm

‘Watch What Happens Live’ Host Andy Cohen Rails Against Desecration of Missouri Jewish Cemetery Where Many of His Relatives Are Buried

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Andy Cohen. Photo: Screenshot.

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In the “Jackhole” segment of Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Monday night, host Andy Cohen railed against the desecration of more than 100 gravestones at the historic Jewish cemetery, Chesed Shel Emeth Society, in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

“This is extremely personal for me, because my great-grandparents and many other of my relatives are buried there,” Cohen said.

But, he added, “I don’t have to have a personal connection to know that this is not who we are as Americans, and this certainly should not be where we’re heading. We’re not even two months into 2017, and already there have been 69 reported bomb threats to JCCs in 27 states. A synagogue was defaced. Swastikas have been drawn on the subway here in New York City, and now this? This does not feel like a coincidence. We cannot allow acts of hate against anyone to become normal. We have got to do better as a country.”

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