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December 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. synagogue Vandalized with antisemitic graffiti

Source: Haaretz
Washington, D.C. - The Sixth & I synagogue in downtown Washington, D.C., was vandalized with antisemitic graffiti.

Michelle Eider, the synagogue’s communications manager, said the vandalism contained swastikas and antisemitic language and was discovered on Monday morning.

In an email to congregants, the synagogue’s three rabbis said the damage was minimal and would be quickly fixed.

“In these moments, it’s important to remember that it is not a shame but an honor to be a Jew,” said the email. “It is no small irony that it was our doors, symbols of welcoming and inclusivity, onto which someone spewed hatred and bigotry.”