Jewish Ritual Bath in Philadelphia Reportedly Vandalized With Graffiti

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Illegible graffiti outside the Jewish ritual bath in Philadelphia.
Illegible graffiti outside the Jewish ritual bath in Philadelphia.Credit: Screenshot,

Vandals spray painted illegible graffiti on the front of a Philadelphia mikveh building over the weekend, a local CBS affiliate reported.

The mikveh, a Jewish ritual bath, currently is under construction in the middle of a strip mall in the Somerton neighborhood of Philadelphia, the report said. There are about one dozen other storefronts in the strip mall, but the mikveh was the only one vandalized, leading police to believe it was targeted.

Last week 16 security cameras located in the parking lot of the mikveh were damaged, according to the report.

Other Jewish community buildings in northeast Philadelphia have been targeted in recent weeks as well.

On January 6, rocks were thrown through six windows at Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai in the historic Tacony neighborhood, as well as one the previous month. No arrests have been made in the case.

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