Menorah taken from Alabama synagogue targeted by vandals

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A Jewish congregation that was targeted by vandals last year has had a large menorah taken off its property.

Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Chabad of Huntsville says he noticed the 9-foot-tall menorah missing from outside the building on Monday.

Police are investigating the case as an apparent theft, but no one was arrested. Authorities don’t believe the case is related to incidents of vandalism that occurred last year.

Chabad of Huntsville and the Etz Chayim synagogue were vandalized in April 2020 with anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas. Police released surveillance photos of a suspect, but no arrests were made.

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11/17/2021 7:53:26 AM (GMT -6:00)

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