a welcome sign defaced with the words "6 million $ was not enough"
Vanadalism at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Los Angeles (Photo/Twitter/@LA_ADL)

Los Angeles synagogue targeted with anti-Jewish message

A synagogue in Los Angeles was vandalized with an anti-Jewish message.

“Six million $ was not enough,” read the message drawn in marker on the welcome sign affixed to the gate of Temple Ahavat Shalom.

The Anti-Defamation League called the graffiti “blatant anti-Semitism.”

The graffiti refers to the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. The dollar sign apparently is a reference to the stereotype of Jews as rich and greedy.

California has seen a rise in anti-Semitic harassment assaults and vandalism for three consecutive years into 2018, when there were 126 hate crimes targeting Jews compared to 104 the previous year, Spectrum News reported. The California paper reported that 2019 “is seeing much of the same.”

JTA

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