02 November 2010
Authorities in the Chicago suburb of Evanston are investigating a case of vandalism at the local Chabad house, which serves the nearby Northwestern University campus. A large menorah in front of the building was vandalized and the light bulbs and wiring were pulled out.
Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. The Anti-Defamation League called the vandalism "a despicable and cowardly act of anti-Semitism.” It was already the second time since the Jewish center opened more than 20 years ago that it was hit by vandals, the ‘Daily Northwestern’ reported. "I have been in this community for so long, and we have never had vandalism of this nature," Chabad Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein told the newspaper. "I was pretty saddened by it. I felt somewhat violated."
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