Vandals deface Jerusalem home of Jewish secularist scholar

January 22, 2016 02:14

During the early morning hours of Thursday, vandals defaced the home of the leader of a secular Jewish education center in the capital’s German Colony neighborhood, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

Yaakov Maalkin, provost of the International Institute for Humanistic Secular Judaism based in the capital, discovered biblical verses and a Star of David spray painted in Hebrew on the walls and door of his residence.

“Amalek beast,” a reference to the biblical nation that was an enemy of the Jewish people, was one of the phrases scrawled on Maalkin’s property. A knife was also found at the scene.

Police have opened an investigation into the attack. No arrests have been made.

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