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Anti-semitic Slogans Appear on Toronto Synagogues; Police Investigate

Police today were investigating the desecration this weekend of two Toronto synagogues which were smeared with swastikas and the inscription “Jews die!” One of the synagogues, the 70-year-old Shomrei Shabbos Congregation, had also been similarly desecrated a week earlier. The other vandalized synagogue, Congregation Anshei Apt, is about a mile away from Shomrei Shabbos.

In both cases, the anti-Semitic vandals were believed to have used a spray-type paint device on the walls of the synagogue buildings and the desecrations occurred some time after Friday evening services. The Canadian Jewish Congress has been in touch with local police authorities on the two cases.

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