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Two Fires Set by Vandals in Brooklyn Synagogue; Building Damaged

A Brooklyn synagogue was forced to cancel services yesterday after vandals set two fires in a storeroom and vestibule of the building; The fires, which were discovered at Temple Sholom of Flatbush, were quickly put out by fire-fighting apparatus but water and smoke damaged the entire building.

A synagogue spokesman said that a year ago a police patrol was assigned to the synagogue after vandals had painted swastikas and obscene words on the walls of the building. Three months ago, 19 windows were smashed in the synagogue.