A predominantly Jewish fraternity house at Washington, DC’s George Washington University has been broken into and its Torah scroll torn apart and covered in detergent, according to a group that fights antisemitism on US campuses.
In a tweet, Jewish on Campus calls on the university to condemn and investigate the incident.
We are horrified to hear that a predominately Jewish fraternity at George Washington University was broken into and vandalized. Their Torah was destroyed. pic.twitter.com/tdY82xQZ8C
— Jewish on Campus (@JewishonCampus_) October 31, 2021
The American Jewish Committee says it is “appalled by the vandalization of a Jewish fraternity house… which included the desecration of sacred Jewish texts.
“We call on law enforcement and the GWU administration to swiftly identify and apprehend those responsible for this horrific act of antisemitism,” it adds.