Photo Credit: Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim website
Rabbi Aaron Lankry with students

Yeshiva Deah Yoreh, which is affiliated with Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim on Forshay Road in Monsey, upstate NY, was set on fire and defaced with multiple spray-painted swastikas in late January, NY State police reported late Wednesday night.

The fire was first reported on January 28, at 5:38 PM. Sullivan County police arrived at the site to discover that two barns belonging to the yeshiva had been damaged. The White Sulpher Springs Fire Department put out the fire.

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“A check of the two barns on the property revealed numerous swastikas painted on the walls,” Nevel said. “We’re investigating this as a hate crime.”

State Police spokesman Steven Nevel reported that “a check of the two barns on the property revealed numerous swastikas painted on the walls.” He added that police are “investigating this as a hate crime.”

Rabbi Aaron Lankry, the spiritual leader of the Ohr Chaim Learning Center, told local media he was too sick to comment on the hate attack.

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