East Broadway Yeshiva Hit with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted on: August 27th, 2019 at 5:00 am by

The Metivta Tiferet Yerushalayim building at 145-147 East Broadway fell victim on Saturday to an apparent antisemitic act.

A vandal scrawled this caricature of a Jewish man with the word “evil” written beneath.

The graffiti was reportedly scrawled while Shabbat morning services were underway inside. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. Its dedicated unit is part of the investigation.

Meanwhile, officers from the 7th Precinct began the erasure process on Sunday.

For what it’s worth, the so-called absentee mayor did weigh in on the matter, asking people to submit tips on the perp.

This isn’t the first time that antisemitic graffiti surfaced on an East Broadway synagogue. Back in 2017, a vandal painted “KKK” on the outside of the 115-year-old Beth Hachasidim DePolen at 233 East Broadway.

On a related note, antisemitic acts in New York City were reportedly up 82% in the first quarter this year.

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