Hate Graffiti Drawn Inside Reform Temple

Just blocks for 770, a reform temple saw hate messages drawn inside its building. Phrases such as, “Die Jew Rats,” and “Jews better be ready,” marked the walls. This and other incidences appear to be part a spate of racial crime in the area.

by crownheights.info

Thursday afternoon, members of a local reform temple were horrified when they discovered anti Semitic writing on several floors of The Union Temple of Brooklyn, located at 17 Eastern Parkway, just blocks from 770.

The messages, which included phrases such asĀ “Die Jew Rats,” and “Jews better be ready,” were only some of the things written. Other phrases, which included some incredibly offensive language, were found as well.

The finding of this graffiti caused the cancellation of a political event planned for Thursday night at the temple.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement, “I am disgusted by the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti at a house of worship in Brooklyn. At a time when the nation is still reeling from the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, New Yorkers stand united with the Jewish community & against hate in all its forms.”

On Friday afternoon, the NYPD released a surveillance camera image of the suspect. He is described as a black man, approximately 20 years old, 5’8″, 140 lbs., with black hair and last see wearing a red suit jacket.


  • 2. Locked and Loaded Lubavitcher wrote:

    Oh, I’m ready alright…. YOU’VE gotta ask yourself one question: “Do YOU feel ready?” Well, do ya, punk?

  • 3. Jay from LI wrote:

    1) How did this guy get in ?
    2) Did he know the inner layout of building from prior authorized entrances ?
    3) Did he know about the “Get out the Vote” event ahead of time ?
    4) Where did he enter building ?
    5) Should Jewish temples/ shuls be hosting public events without everyone signing in with proper NYS ID ?
    6) Was the vandalism part of an anti-Israel / socialist group from Brooklyn ?
    7) What time/date was this done
    8) Security cameras on every corner – Jewish voting drives to for greater anti-crime funds allocation and greater pressure for more cops on the streets
    9) Elected officials should offer reward money to find the criminal

  • 4. jed wrote:

    let me guess, the kid saw how hasidic kids are loved and cared for and well raised in wholesome families, while he likely (going by local statistics) grew up in poverty with a possibly absent father.

    Of course he resents it. At his age, there is no other conclusion to come to outside of racism.

    Here are a group of people he was born near, grew up near, and became a man near… all the while they walk around and carry themselves like he was not part of their world… it’s a very isolating experience. been there done that in another part of the world.

    Doesn’t help that many in our community make a living off of poor people.. as landlords… as lawyers… as brokers… not a great way to encourage social harmony.

    I had a mildly skeptical retired rural client I did some work for a couple years ago that put it this way:

    “Farm folks exploit plants and animals for a living. City folks exploit other human beings’ labor for a living, because there are no animals and no plants to exploit there.”

    It’s a pretty simplified view, but it rings at least partially true.

    • 5. Berel wrote:

      Very sad

      They need to put him down quickly before he hurts somebody

      There are 101 reasons why someone can turn rabid, at some point humanity just needs to remove the threat and to serve warning to those others who might think of going down that path.

      There are those who go through what this animal went through and maintain their humanity. Pro tip: be like them.

      We will continue to own land and to practice law as we see fit, and humanity isn’t on hold for the the black community to get its act together.

    • 6. Amused Observer wrote:

      @Berel –

      “need to put him down quickly”??

      That’s beyond disgusting, but thanks for the insight.

  • 7. "Hate in all forms" wrote:

    Why do politicians like Obama and Cuomo need to denounce “hate in all forms” – this is about anti-Semitism!!

  • 8. omor wrote:

    another angle on this, is with the question:
    where are the black’s religous leaders? They are getting paid….for what? Are they helping these people “get a life”? or are they “preaching to the choir”.
    they have alot of responsibility that they are shirking. Someone should put pressure on them to take some moral and spiritual responsibility. Shame on them.

  • 9. rrmee wrote:

    he will be found. There are blacks in our area who don’t want this. They will most likely help find him

  • 11. dr3 wrote:

    what a lost human. he probably doesnt even know that the KKK went after them in the south in the early 1900’s. the sad part is that he doesnt even know it! someone should tell him

  • 12. Milhouse wrote:

    Huh. Funny, he doesn’t look like a white supremacist. Isn’t that who the news industry keeps telling us we should be afraid of?


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