An indictment was filed in the Jerusalem District Court against a 39-year-old resident of Bnei Brak for extortion, threats, vandalism, and intent to commit arson.

According to the indictment, the defendant used to send threatening letters to leading figures in the Reform community, including Anat Hoffman, chairwoman of Women of the Wall and director of the Reform Center for Religion and State, and Professor Yaakov Malkin, a lecturer on secular and atheistic Judaism, director of the Israeli Atheists Association. …

Among other things, he sprayed threatening graffiti on a Reform synagogue in Ra’anana and planned to harm Breaking the Silence activists.

The indictment lists six different charges of events that took place from 2014 and until the defendant’s arrest.

Among his other victims were Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism in North America, and Gilad Kariv, a Reform rabbi and executive director of the Movement for Progressive Judaism.