Destroyed Chabad Center in Tucson, Arizona

Police were notified after anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a door of a Chabad home in Tucson, Arizona Monday morning, COLlive reported.

This is the second anti-Semitic incident to have occurred in the city in recent weeks.

The graffiti on the side door of the Chabad riverside house was first identified by Rabbi Rami Bigelman, director of the center, just before he was due to give a lecture for a Torah class.

The anti-Semitic advertisement contained a swastika drawn in red with the heading “dirty kyke” next to it.

“We are obviously devastated,” Rabbi Bigelman told COLlive. The center itself organizes educational courses for the surrounding Jewish community and also houses a synagogue within the boundaries of the Chabad center.

It is only one of five currently operating in southern Arizona, the report said.

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“We are determined not to be affected by this worrying incident and will continue to serve the wider community,” said the Executive Director of Chabad Tucson.

The police also commented on the incident by stating that “there is no place in our community for anti-Semitic hate crimes”.

Tucson Police then urged the public to increase the “awareness” process for places of worship and to report directly to the police any suspicious activity they might encounter.

Israel and Hamas in Gaza recently agreed a ceasefire that ended 11 days of escalating violence. The fighting sparked mass protests against Israel and an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, the US and beyond.

Around the same time, and also in Tuscon, strangers threw a large object through the glass door of a synagogue, the Chaverim, AZcentral community reported. The police are also investigating this incident.

The ADL reported a 75% increase in anti-Semitic incidents – including verbal abuse, vandalism, and physical altercations – across the United States.

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