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?dais Invade Baltimore Synagogue for Fourth Time; Destroy Torahs, Desecrate Premises

Vandals last night wrecked the inside and destroy? the sacred accoutrements of Ohr Knesset Israel congregation’s synagogue here, it ## discovered today.

Two Torahs lay in a puddle of beer, Sam Smolkin, president of the congregation, ##id. Testaments were strewn about the floor, tapestries with the Star of David were ## and twisted about the pews, candles were crushed, salt water was poured in the ##ove and empty whisky bottles were scattered about the room, he reported. This is the ## time the synagogue has been invaded.