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Bridgeport Synagogue Bombed; Second Attack on Building Within Month

An unidentified man who tossed two Molotov cocktail bombs at the Bikur Cholim synagogue here Tuesday night was the object of a police hunt today. At the same time, police in nearby Trumbull reported that the word “Jew” had been painted on the walls of two homes there during the past weekend. An investigation is underway.

The bombing incident, in which one of the missiles exploded, was the second attack on the synagogue this month. On October 7, the building was broken into and a swastika was carved in the altar and five Torah Scrolls were slashed. A member of the congregation who was assigned to guard the building since the break-in put out the flames of the bomb. The second bottle hit the building but did not explode. After the October 7 vancalism, the 150-member congregation received expressions of sympathy and contributions from local Catholic and Protestant churches.