Local politicians were to condemn anti-Semitism and vandalism Thursday outside the Plainview home of a former school administrator whose outdoor menorah was destroyed by vandals during Chanukah.
“This desecration of a religious symbol under the cover of darkness is a cowardly act,” Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) said in a statement. “An attack on any religion is an attack against every religion. Prejudice is un-American and must neither be tolerated nor enabled.”
He said the 5-foot tall menorah on the front yard of the home of Burton Radish “was ripped from his yard, thrown into the street, run over and destroyed."
Nassau County police are still investigating. There have been no arrests.