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Hasidic Crown Heights Hit With ‘Filthy Jews’ Vandalism

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.”

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 on Eastern Parkway.

Email Sam Kestenbaum at kestenbaum@forward.com

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