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One of New York’s Oldest Jewish Schools Sullied with ‘Free Palestine’ Graffiti

One of the oldest, most venerated yeshivas in New York City was defaced by antisemitic, pro-Hamas vandals on Wednesday.

Mesivta Tiferes Jerusalem (MTJ), established in 1907, was once led by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, a rabbinic arbiter revered by an entire generation of Orthodox Jewry.

But this week, the Lower East Side yeshiva was slathered with “Free Palestine” graffiti by unknown Jew-haters.

It’s not the first time: In 2019, the yeshiva was also attacked by hate-filled antisemitic vandals. A clown face, ‘evil’ and and a series of letters and numbers meant to look like a racial slur were found daubed on the outside wall of the yeshiva.

This past Sunday, two Orthodox Jewish men were pelted with unknown objects while walking on the Upper West Side of Manhattan — the third antisemitic incident in the area over the weekend.

The two Jewish men, ages 65 and 19, were wearing “traditional garb including a headscarf and hat” while waiting at the West 100th Street and West End Avenue crosswalk when perpetrators in a passing car tossed the objects at them. The incident took place shortly after 9 pm, police said.

But this week, the Lower East Side yeshiva was slathered with “Free Palestine” graffiti by unknown Jew-haters.

It’s not the first time: In 2019, the yeshiva was also attacked by hate-filled antisemitic vandals. A clown face, ‘evil’ and and a series of letters and numbers meant to look like a racial slur were found daubed on the outside wall of the yeshiva.

This past Sunday, two Orthodox Jewish men were pelted with unknown objects while walking on the Upper West Side of Manhattan — the third antisemitic incident in the area over the weekend.

The two Jewish men, ages 65 and 19, were wearing “traditional garb including a headscarf and hat” while waiting at the West 100th Street and West End Avenue crosswalk when perpetrators in a passing car tossed the objects at them. The incident took place shortly after 9 pm, police said.

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/ny/iconic-new-york-city-yeshiva-defaced-by-pro-hamas-antisemites/2024/03/21/