Reform synagogue in Raanana vandalized

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Reform synagogue in the central Israel city of Raanana was vandalized with graffiti.

The graffiti found Thursday morning on the outside of the Kehilat Raanan synagogue building included quotes on non-believers from Moses Maimonides, the 12th-century Jewish scholar and philosopher known as the Rambam, according to The Jerusalem Post.

The synagogue has been vandalized previously, most recently in April 2011.

Rabbi Gilad Kariv, head of the Israel Religious Action Center based in Jerusalem, in a statement called the vandalism a “price tag” incident, referring to the strategy adopted by extremist settlers and their supporters generally to exact retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions or Palestinian attacks on Jews.

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