October 6, 2014 8:00 am -

On the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar, the Temple Beth Shalom in Spokane was vandalized during Saturday’s concluding Yom Kippur service, with a swastika painted on the concrete wall in the temple’s enclosed courtyard.

[su_center_ad]According to The Spokesman-Review, Rabbi Tamar Malino said the congregation is working with the Spokane Police Department. Police are investigating the vandalism and reviewing security footage.

“The mark is being removed immediately, and both the Temple Beth Shalom, and Congregation Emanu-el communities continue to show strength and calm in the face of this hateful act,” Malino said.

She added, “They’re taking every security precaution to keep the building, and all who enter it, safe.”

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D.B. Hirsch
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2 responses to Swastika Painted On Jewish Temple During Holiday

  1. jasperjava October 6th, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Where was Skydog2 at the time?

  2. Skydog2 October 6th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Ant-Semitism is on the rise especially in Europe. When I saw the headline I was hoping it was elsewhere and not in this country.