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Duke’s Jewish Life Center Is Vandalized

The sign for a Jewish center at Duke University was vandalized, the campus student newspaper reported.

The Freeman Center for Jewish Life reported the graffiti to Duke Police on Sunday afternoon, the Duke Chronicle reported. The words Jewish in Freeman Center for Jewish Life and Rubinstein in Rubenstein-Silvers Hillel were crossed out with blue spray-paint. The sign was later cleaned.

No suspects have been identified.

“I certainly do not believe that this is in any way indicative of a larger campus issue, as this is generally a very respectful campus,” Rabbi Jeremy Yoskowitz, an assistant director for Jewish life, wrote in an email Monday, according to the newspaper. “I believe that this is an isolated incident and that in general, Duke students conduct themselves responsibly and honorably.”

Last month, a member of the Jewish Student Union executive board destroyed part of a display and flipped over a table of food at an event hosted by the Duke Students for Justice in Palestine.

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