Report: Jewish Doorpost Scroll Burned at University of California Hastings

A member of the Jewish community, wearing a kippa, attends the inauguration of the new synagoge of Bochum, western Germany, also attended by the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Charlotte Knobloch and Northrhine-Westphalia State Premier Juergen Ruettgers, 16 December 2007.

The Algemeiner reports: A San Francisco law student told The Algemeiner he was shocked this week to find the mezuzah on the doorpost of his dorm room partially burned.

“Nothing like this has ever happened before at University of California, Hastings (UC Hastings),” said the student — who wishes to remain anonymous on the grounds that “it’s about Jews in general, not just me” — referring to his discovery Monday morning that the bottom of his traditional Jewish scroll was damaged by what appeared to be a lighter, with the plastic cover holding the parchment blackened and slightly melted.

“Given the climate around the country — like the bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers — it’s not entirely unexpected, but you still don’t imagine it will happen to you,” he added.

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