The Hasidic section of Crown Heights saw two acts of anti-Semitic vandalism over the weekend, according to social media reports.
“To the ‘Jews,’ how many was raped, killed and sacrificed to have this street all yours?” someone had scrawled on a park bench. And on a dollar bill given as change at a kosher coffee shop, someone had written in block print: “Filthy Jews use your yamika [sic] to pick up dog sh*t.”
These also surfaced in Crown Heights over the weekend - though sadly stuff like that isn’t new. pic.twitter.com/B4KcMA9Lpk— Mordechai Lightstone (@Mottel) September 19, 2017
Crown Heights is the spiritual center of Lubavitcher Hasidism and the official headquarters of Chabad. The neighborhood has seen other incidents of anti-Semitic grafitti in recent months, including a swastika spraypainted on the sidewalk. And a week ago, a noose was found hanging from a tree on Eastern Parkway.
This story "Crown Heights Hit With Anti-Semitic Vandalsim" was written by Sam Kestenbaum.