A synagogue in New York City’s Brooklyn borough was defaced Thursday with anti-Semitic slurs and a call to “Kill all Jews.”
The New York Post reported that a vandal broke into the Union Temple building in Brooklyn Heights and scrawled several hate notes inside.
The incident prompted the cancellation of a political event during which actress Ilana Glazer was to interview several state senate candidates and a reporter inside the synagogue.
Organizers said they feared for attendees’ safety.
“There was a lot of anxiety,” attendee Kathryn Gonzalez told the Post. “Especially given last weekend’s events and the upcoming election, the tension and fear feels heightened.”
On Wednesday a synagogue in California was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti. The words “fuck Jews” and “Jews” were spray-painted on the white facade of the building.
Meanwhile online anti-Semitism has flourished in the days following Saturday’s shooting attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue, in which 11 people were killed.
Robert Bowers, 46, has been accused of gunning down congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue during services in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history.
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