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Nearly a dozen mezuzahs burned in Brooklyn in possible hate crime

Posted at 11:12 AM, Apr 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-09 11:12:36-04

BROOKLYN (PIX11) — The orthodox Jewish residents of the Taylor-Wythe houses want to know who burned 11 mezuzahs Monday.

According to the NYPD, it’s being investigated as a possible hate crime.

“I feel like they want us out of here but where should we go,” said one resident.

A mezuzah is hung on a doorpost and contains parchment, inscribed with hebrew versus from the Torah. Authorities said, residents found the burned mezuzahs in 85 Taylor street at around 4:45 in the evening.

“This was a brazen act. It was malicious and hurtful to this community,” said Brooklyn Councilman Stephen Levin.

This hateful crime happened on Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day that people around the world remember the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.

As of Tuesday morning, the NYPD said there were no arrests but the investigation continued.