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Chicago Students to Undergo Mental Test for Synagogue Desecration

Two 18-year-old university students accused of malicious mischief for wrecking a bronze menorah at Lawn Manor Hebrew Congregation have agreed to undergo tests at the Chicago Municipal Court Psychiatric Clinic in advance of their trial in Boys Court on June 27.

Alphonse Radvila and James Erlenborn admitted the vandalism which took place on May 1. Rabbi Mordecai Schultz said the Menorah, cast in solid bronze and attached to one side of the synagogue, was damaged beyond repair.