Thursday, February 7, 2019

Upstate NY Yeshiva Is Hit with Fire, Swastikas; Incident Is Being Treated as Jewish Hate Crime

A yeshiva located in upstate New York was set on fire and swastikas were spray painted on the building, the Times of Israel website reports today (February 7, 2019).

The incident at the Yeshiva Deah Yoreh, located on a former farm in White Sulphur Springs, occurred on January 28, but was first reported by the Rockland/Westchester Journal News on February 6.

Two barns on the property of the yeshiva, which combines education and farming, were damaged and numerous swastikas were painted on the walls.

The incident is being treated as a Jewish hate crime, state police spokesman Steven Nevel told the Journal News.

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