Photo Credit: courtesy, CFCA / WPTV
Vandals broke and stole the mezuzah on the doorpost.

Someone broke and stole two mezuzahs from the Chabad Center of East Boca Raton in Florida. But it’s not yet clear whether the perpetrator was thief or an anti-Semitic vandal.

“It’s very shocking and disturbing,” Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Ruvi New told WPTV said. “Jarring.”


The vandals stole and broke two mezuzahs from the center last weekend. This past Friday the rabbi replaced a mezuzah at the main entrance to the Chabad House, the Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism (CFCA) reported.

The rabbi described the purpose of the mezuzah as “an ancient security system.” He said Jewish tradition notes that mezuzahs are to be placed on doorways to provide protection to those entering and leaving.

The two outside the rabbi’s Chabad center together were worth approximately $500.

A spokesperson for Boca Raton police has said the case has not been classified as a hate crime thus far. An investigation has been launched.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. beyond disgusting obarfa raises a huge stink if someone decides to ‘decorate’ the outside of a mosque yet not a single yip when things such as this happens. i wondrr how many have figured out that hillary is a female copy of obarfa just without the dark tan oh we are so toast if she wins scary thought

  2. The US is quickly going the way of Europe and is a cesspool of Jew hatred. However, American Jews hide their heads in the sand and blank out any of the rising hatred on campus, and in the streets. They are equivalent of the assimilated German Jews in the 30s who thought themselves as more German than the Germans, and everyone knows what happened to them, in the end.

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