Swastika Painted On Mass. Synagogue

November 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/11/16/Swastika_painted_on_Mass_synagogue/UPI-19741226878697/

Congregants at Temple Shalom in West Newton, Mass., arrived at their synagogue this weekend to see a spray-painted swastika on the sign at its entrance.

The Boston Globe reported Sunday the swastika, the common symbol of Adolf Hitler's Nazis who took Germany into World War II and sought to wipe out Europe's Jewish population, was noticed Saturday.

Rabbi Eric Gurvis addressed the incident from the pulpit, the newspaper reported.

"We're preaching for openness, understanding, peace, justice and tolerance, and here is this act of injustice," he said in an interview. "Even if it was a prank, it's not funny. It's a hate crime."