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Canadian Rabbi Reaches Out to Grave Vandals

From JTA on 1/4/2012 at 4:48 PM

Categories: Religion, Culture

Canadian Rabbi Reaches Out to Grave Vandals

A rabbi in Canada is extending an olive branch to vandals who desecrated five Jewish graves in British Columbia on New Year's Eve. "Did this person really know what it means?" asked Rabbi Harry Brechner of the historic Congregation Emanu-El in Victoria on Jan. 3 as he stood amid gravestones that had been coated with solvent and wrapped in plastic awaiting repair. "Did this person really know what Nazism is?" he wondered in the Victoria Times-Colonist. The Victoria police are treating the desecration at the …More