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Davenport synagogue hit by vandalism

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — Temple Emanuel in Davenport was vandalized on the first night of Hanukkah.

NBC affiliate KWQC reported that “John 8:44″ was written in spray paint on the synagogue’s front door the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 10.

Temple Emanuel’s rabbi, Linda Bertenthal, told the TV station that the verse accuses Jews of being the spawn of Satan.

“We know that our Christian and Muslim friends, and all of our ethical atheist friends, we know that the community stands with us against this,” Bertenthal said. “But it’s still deeply upsetting. Oddly appropriate to the holiday but in a painful way.”

KWQC said that the police are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact officials.

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