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  • The Jewish lawyer who is defending a synagogue vandal

    October 2, 2015 | 9:22 am

    From murderers to sex offenders, some of the least desirable citizens of Maryland’s Montgomery County have walked through the doors of attorney Barry Helfand’s office.

    But it took a quiet teenager to make Helfand question his responsibility as a lawyer.

    Sitting in Helfand’s...

  • Vandals hit Philadelphia synagogue

    May 21, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    Officials at a Philadelphia synagogue are calling a BB gun attack on the synagogue a hate crime.

    “What else could it be?” Maxine Goldman, co-president of Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezreth, said Monday morning of the May 10 attack in which dozens of BBs reportedly were shot at the...

  • Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery vandalized

    August 22, 2011 | 11:09 am

    After vandals stuck Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery in Berlin, Jewish leaders are asking area metal dealers to check for wrought-iron objects that might have been stolen from the cemetery.

    Vandals recently damaged 16 gravesites and stole 47 items from the Weissensee Cemetery in the...

  • Czech Holocaust memorial is vandalized

    August 15, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    Vandals spray-painted graffiti on a Holocaust memorial in the Czech Republic.

    The memorial in Ostrava, the republic’s third largest city, was vandalized over the weekend, Ostrava police told the Czech news agency CTK.

    “The perpetrators sprayed the memorial with specific symbols,” a...

  • Vandal gets probation for spray-painting swastikas

    July 25, 2011 | 11:43 am

    A man who spray-painted anti-Semitic slogans on three Jewish sites in Calgary was sentenced to 18 months probation.

    Anti-Jewish graffiti and swastikas were painted on a Holocaust memorial and synagogues in the largest city in the Canadian province of Alberta in November 2009.


  • Jewish school in Bulgaria vandalized

    March 25, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Anti-Semitic graffiti was spray-painted on the walls of a Jewish school in the capital of Bulgaria.

    A Star of David equated with a Nazi swastika and the words “stop occupation” were spray-painted on the wall of the Dimcho Debeljanov Jewish School, the only Jewish school in Sofia.