The Morris County Constable’s Workplace stated in a news release the possible criminal mischief incident happened in the borough of Mendham on Friday, when the menorah was “upended” and continual damage to 5 light bulbs.
The menorah lay at the Mendham District Park, a little over 30 miles west of New York City City
Mendham Borough Mayor Christine Serrano Glassner stated in a declaration on the town’s website the menorah was a “devotion to the inclusive spirit of our two towns.”
” Any act of vandalism directed at any religious beliefs, race, gender or age ought to never be endured in our towns,” Serrano Glassner stated “This incident is being investigated by our Cops Department in cooperation with the Constable’s Department, and all proper procedures will be followed.”
The menorah lay at the Mendham District Park on Park Opportunity in Mendham, N.J. and knocked over at some point on Thursday night or Friday morning, according to officials.
( Morris County Constable’s Office)
Mendham Area Committeewoman Amalia Duarte called the event a “terrible act” on Facebook. She stated that after the menorah was knocked down it was righted, had its shattered lightbulbs changed, and been lit every night given that. Monday night was the final night of Hanukkah.
” Regretfully, revolting crimes like this are on the rise in our location and across the country,” she composed, including. “As we begin a new year, let’s stand with our good friends and neighbors and show that hate has no house in the Mendhams or in any other neighborhood.”
The greater New York City location has actually seen a spike in anti-Semitic attacks over the last month. In New Jersey, a “ targeted attack” in December on a Jewish kosher deli in Jersey City and resulting shootout left 6 individuals dead, consisting of the shooters, three bystanders, and New Jersey Police Detective Joseph Seals.
Another event over Hanukkah was reported in New Jersey when graffiti was discovered outside a synagogue in Highland Park, NJ.com reported
Over the weekend, 5 individuals were stabbed Saturday night in Monse y, a suburb north of New York City, during a Hanukkah event The attack came after 8 anti-Semitic incidents happened in Brooklyn in December.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Workplace said that anybody with details is asked to get in touch with the department at 973- COP-CALL.
A reward of approximately $1,000 is being offered for info about the menorah event.