Three anti-Semitic attacks reported in Canada’s Ontario during Rosh Hashanah

Private homes sprayed with anti-Jewish graffiti, worshipers spat at and cursed, and a father and son verbally assaulted in province during holiday

The Toronto skyline, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
The Toronto skyline, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Three incidents described by a Jewish defense agency as anti-Semitic took place in the Canadian province of Ontario over Rosh Hashanah.

On Friday evening, a man verbally attacked a Jewish father and his son outside a synagogue in Thornhill, a community north of Toronto with Canada’s largest concentration of Jewish residents.

The man yelled, “You’re a piece of shit, you’re Jewish, you run the f***in’ world,” before approaching the victim’s car and attempting to stick his hand inside, B’nai Brith Canada reported.

On Sunday, two garage doors on private homes in Thornhill were spray-painted with graffiti reading “Jews Run the World” and “Jews Hate Blacks.” A nearby vehicle also was vandalized.

In Ottawa, a man spat at worshipers at an outdoor service and called them “dirty f***ing Jews” as he drove by on Saturday.

“These appalling incidents have struck a chord with the Jewish community at what is already a challenging time for many,” Michael Mostyn, chief executive officer of B’nai Brith Canada, said in a statement.

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