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Florida Chabad Vandalized after Expansion Plan Announcement

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Vandals picked up a heavy parking curb sign of the Chabad Rabbi and smashed the Boca Raton syngogue window with it.

Vandals picked up a heavy parking curb sign of the Chabad Rabbi and smashed the Boca Raton syngogue window with it.
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The Chabad Jewish Center in Boca Raton, Fla., was vandalized a day after an article in a local newspaper announced the center’s expansion plans.

A cement marker with a sign indicating the rabbi’s parking space was torn from its place and thrown through a glass door of the Jewish center sometime Monday night, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Boca Raton police are investigating the incident, which was discovered Tuesday morning, as an act of vandalism and not a hate crime even though surrounding buildings were not subject to such vandalism, however, according to the local CBS affiliate.

“To come to a synagogue and find it having been vandalized, and littered with shattered glass, broken concrete and debris, sends painful shudders down the spine of any Jew,” Chabad Rabbi Ruvi New told the Sun Sentinel. “One can only speculate who the perpetrators were and what their motives may have been.”

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15 Responses to “Florida Chabad Vandalized after Expansion Plan Announcement”

  1. Just find the only two people in Boca that are not Jewish…

  2. So sorry for the maladjusted individual who acted out in an unacceptable way!

  3. Gary Gien says:

    If I find them they will be sorry . What goes around comes around

  4. Tanya Piha says:

    Never assume it was a non Jewish person… you never know what goes on in anybody’s mind

  5. This terrible! Things like this happen here in Berlin and not in Florida! We own property in Delray and have never experienced antisemitism in Florida! We are shocked!

  6. They should double the expansion plan. Where can I send a donation?!!

  7. Donna Waters says:

    The center looks pretty and is for a good cause. The vandals need to be caught by the law

  8. Anti-semitism is rampant in the U.S. and around the world.

  9. Pretty sad that there are people in our country that are so mean and stupid.

  10. Ira L. Jacobson says:

    Hate crimes come to Florida.
    Evil anti-Semites smash Habad Center window.
    http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/florida-chabad-vandalized-after-expansion-plan-announcement/2014/03/19/

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