Swastika painted on Spokane synagogue on Yom Kippur


(JTA) — A swastika was painted on the wall of a synagogue in Spokane, Wash., on Yom Kippur.

The swastika was painted on the concrete wall of Temple Beth Shalom’s enclosed courtyard, according to local reports, most likely on Friday night after services when the building was vacant and the security team had left.

Spokane Police are reviewing the synagogue’s security camera footage, according to reports.

The swastika will be removed “immediately,” Rabbi Tamar Malino said in a statement.


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