Paris synagogue neighbor smashes mezuzah ‘to restore religious neutrality’

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Paris - A mezuzah was torn off the doorframe of a Paris synagogue in a suspected antisemitic incident.

Marc Dayan, the president of the Yismah Moché Synagogue in the 18th district, discovered the vandalism on Aug. 14 after returning from a vacation.

Dayan asked a neighbor if he had seen anything, the neighbor, whom BNVCA did not identity, said he had done it to “restore religious neutrality” to the building. The mezuzah had been affixed to the doorframe for decades, Dayan said.

He filed a complaint for an antisemitic hate crime with police. BNVCA said the incident was “an act of anti-Jewish hatred.”

Source: bnvca