Jewish leaders denounce desecration of Torah ark at Frankfurt airport – –

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Jewish leaders denounce desecration of Torah ark at Frankfurt airport – –


Jewish leaders in Germany have condemned the desecration of a Torah ark inside a Jewish prayer hall at Frankfurt International Airport amid an increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the country.

Police said a swastika was painted on the ark inside the room, used for prayer, inside the airport transit area, according to a report from The Associated. Press. Torah scrolls, which contain the first five books of the Old Testament, are kept in cabinets called arches and are removed during synagogue services.

“It’s just sad. This hatred of Jews must finally end, ”the Orthodox Rabbinical Conference of Germany said in a statement on Saturday. “The ugly grimace of anti-Semitism does not stop even in a highly secure area, in a place of meeting, of silence and stopping, where people from all over the world meet briefly on a trip and are in transit. “

Although the swastika was discovered last week, police do not know how long it has been there because the lounge was closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Authorities have recorded an increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Germany. Last year there were 2,428 attacks in the country.

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