By Paul Miller, Originally published in the New York Observer
A heavily Jewish neighborhood in San Antonio was the target of vandals this past Wednesday as over 30 cars and homes were spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti that included swastikas, references to the Ku Klux Klan and slurs often accompanied with anti-Semitic attacks, according to local reports.
The neighborhood is home to Congregation Rodfei Sholom (RSC). Most of the 300 families that belong to the synagogue reside where the attacks occurred. “(We are) saddened and outraged,” RSC board member Howard Feinberg told the San Antonio Express-News, “When we were finishing our morning prayers around 7 a.m., we became aware that in the neighborhood around our synagogue, there was a lot of graffiti of the anti-Semitic and racial nature.”
According to the local ABC affiliate, The San Antonio Police Department is investigating about a dozen similar crimes. They are uncertain if they are connected and are asking for surveillance video from neighborhood residents. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined the San Antonio Police Department investigation into this attack. Sholom Drive and Sholom Place, streets that border the congregation, appear to be the center of the vehicle and building damage.