Jewish holidays in NY marred by anti-Semitic attacks
Messiahs Mandate, Ron Cantor, October 5, 2019
Vandals smashed the windows of a Brooklyn synagogue during Rosh Hashanah prayers this week and police said that a Jewish woman reported being harassed in a separate incident during the holiday as well.
Two females were apparently caught on video throwing milk crates at the Rivnitz synagogue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Monday afternoon, the first full day of the two-day holiday. Police were searching for two females who were seen in the video, according to WPIX-TV.
“This is a shocking act of hate,” Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter. “We WILL find the perpetrators and hold them responsible.”
The Anti-Defamation League was “deeply disturbed” by the incident.
“At a time when the Brooklyn Jewish community is already on edge in the wake of a series of anti-Semitic incidents, it is extremely upsetting to see this congregation targeted during what is otherwise supposed to be a joyous celebration of the Jewish New Year,” —Evan Bernstein, regional director, ADL, New York-New Jersey
Anti-Semitic acts are increasing in the US at an alarming rate.