Meno­rah dam­aged at Penn State fra­ter­nity

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - STATE/REGION -

The meno­rah at the Zeta Beta Tau fra­ter­nity house in State Col­lege was re­port­edly van­dal­ized Thurs­day, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from Penn State on Satur­day.

The uni­ver­sity said that bor­ough po­lice are look­ing into the mat­ter, but pro­vided no other de­tails about the in­ci­dent.

“This van­dal­ism oc­curred only a month af­ter the dead­li­est recorded at­tack on Jews on United States soil,” Penn State said. “We share in the feel­ings of hurt ex­pressed by many mem­bers of our com­mu­nity. To­day, and ev­ery day, we stand united with our Jewish friends, neigh­bors and col­leagues. There is no place for hate in our com­mu­nity. Such ac­tions vi­o­late the val­ues to which we must com­mit our­selves and one another.”

On Oct. 27, a gun­man killed 11 peo­ple at the Tree of Life syn­a­gogue in Pitts­burgh's Squir­rel Hill neigh­bor­hood. Ac­cord­ing to the Anti-Defamation League, it's be­lieved to be the dead­li­est at­tack on the Jewish com­mu­nity in U.S. his­tory.

Last year, a large meno­rah was stolen from in front of Rabbi Her­shy Gourarie's home and found dam­aged a day later in front of the Sigma Al­pha Mu fra­ter­nity. Four peo­ple were charged in con­nec­tion to the in­ci­dent.

Hanukkah be­gins at sun­down to­day.

— Cen­tre Daily Times

surveil­lance pho­tos of the cou­ple and are ask­ing the pub­lic to help re­unite them with the ring.

— The As­so­ci­ated Press

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