Vandals hit Reform temple in Raanana

A Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanana was vandalized with graffiti.

The graffiti found Jan. 30 on the outside of the Kehilat Raanan building included quotes on nonbelievers from Moses Maimonides, the 12th-century Jewish scholar known as the Rambam.

The synagogue has been vandalized before, most recently in April 2011.

Rabbi Gilad Kariv, head of the Israel Religious Action Center, based in Jerusalem, in a statement called the vandalism a “price tag” incident, referring to the strategy adopted by extremist settlers and their supporters generally to exact retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions or Palestinian attacks on Jews. — jta