Menu JTA Search

Police Said Arson Destroyed Temple

SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING

Police reported clear evidence at arson in a fire that destroyed Temple Emmanuel in the Parkchester section of The Bronx last night. They believe it was set by the same vandals who daubed anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas on the walls recently.

The fire broke out shortly before 8 p.m., in the basement and spread rapidly. Firemen found the front door of the two story brick building had been forced open and suspect that the blaze was set with gasoline Two firefighters braved the smoke and flames to rescue the two Toroh scrolls. There were no casualties.

NEXT STORY