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Police Probing Pipe Bomb Explosion in Jewish Center

July 15, 1981
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Federal officials and local police are investigating the explosion of a pipe bomb Sunday in the sanctuary of the Jewish Center of New City, a community in suburban Rockland County about 40 miles from New York City. No one was injured by the blast which caused an estimated $20,000 damage.

According to Murray Cohen, a spokesman for the Center, the bombing was motivated by anti-Semitism. He said other incidents included the theft of four Torah scrolls from Temple Beth Shalom in New City several months ago. New City detectives said their investigation has turned up no suspects so far but they expressed doubt that anti-Semites were involved.

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