Toronto Yeshiva Defaced with Anti-Semitic Graffiti
Students at the “Mishkan HaTorah” Yeshiva in Toronto, Canada, were shocked when they arrived in the early hours of the morning to find that the building was covered with anti-Semitic graffiti.
This is the second time in a short period of the time that the building has been defaced.
During the last incident, police who arrived the scene reportedly did not adequately apprehend the perpetrators who were trying to instill fear among the students.
Yeshiva officials filed a request with local police forces to increase security around the premises in order to strengthen students' sense of security and prevent further attacks.
In November 2011, the Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Toronto was sprayed with the words “Islam will rule” and a swastika was painted on the building’s exterior.
The Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy said at the time that measures had been implements to increase the security at the synagogue.
“We will remain vigilant in the wake of this disturbing and offensive event,” Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Canadian Jewish organization, said at the time.