“Police Probe Suspicious Fire at NJ Synagogue as Attempted Murder”

NBC 4 News New York
January 11, 2012

Jonathan Vigliotti


Authorities are probing what they consider to be a small, suspicious fire within a northern New Jersey synagogueSynagogue, shul in Yiddish, is the most widely used term for a Jewish house of worship. Meaning a “place of gathering,” it is the central institution of Jewish communal life. The structure and role of synagogues has changed through the centuries, but ... in a county that has experienced a spate of anti-Semitic attacks over the last month.       

No one was injured when someone threw several objects, including a rigged aerosol can and a Molotov cocktail, into the synagogue in Rutherford, but the county prosecutor said authorities are investigating the incident as an attempted murder case.

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