Mispallelim who arrived for Shabbos morning davening at the Young Israel shul in Bnei Brak were upset to discover vandals had spray-painted swastikas on the shul’s doors late Friday night.
The mispallelim were in a state of shock, representatives for Rabbi Asher Landau, who heads the shul, said in a statement.
Noting many mispallelim at the shul are Holocaust survivors, they said the shul had raised the banner of unity and its mispallelim included congregants from many different ethnic backgrounds and circles of life.
United Torah Judaism MK Rabbi Yaakov Asher said the “unruly hooliganism and spray painting of swastikas at the shul in Bnei Brak on Shabbos are the rotten fruits of ongoing and unrestrained incitement against anything that smells like Judaism, and the chareidim are dripping in it. I hope I succeed in advancing the amendment to the anti-racism law so that inciters are punished and effective deterrence is created.”
According to MK Rabbi Uri Maklev: “These sights that reached the entrance of the city of Bnei Brak are a clear result of [Avigdor] Liberman’s incitement in an attempt to bring about division and polarization in the people.”
He stressed that: “Most of the public in the country dislikes this but the system of slander and defamation of the left and attachment leads to such terrible cases, such cases must not be put on the agenda, this is not the first case that was in place.
“I urge the Minister of Internal Security not to let this case go and exhaust the investigations to the very end.”