Menorah damaged at Penn State fraternity
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.
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