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#1 Racheli

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:24 PM

One of my work vans was left parked in front like it always is in Boro Park, and someone painted a big black swastika on it.

Never came so close to home...

Maybe we are too comfortable here...



I'll try to get a pic.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:28 PM

Wow. Scary. I hope you contacted the police.

Does the van have any words, signs, etc, on it that makes it obvious you're Jewish? Still doesn't excuse what the person/people did, I'm just curious.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:29 PM

Wow. Scary. I hope you contacted the police.

Does the van have any words, signs, etc, on it that makes it obvious you're Jewish? Still doesn't excuse what the person/people did, I'm just curious.

This happens all the time in Brooklyn. You live under a rock?
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:29 PM

Yes it does. It has a sign in the back window. I would rather maintain confidentiality so I'm not gonna say what.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:30 PM

This happens all the time in Brooklyn. You live under a rock?



No. I live in Chicago, which is what it says under my avatar.
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#6 Racheli

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:30 PM

This happens all the time in Brooklyn. You live under a rock?


LOL. First off all never knew it happens. Second of all- never happened so close to home.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:32 PM

Yes it does. It has a sign in the back window. I would rather maintain confidentiality so I'm not gonna say what.


Ok. I wasn't asking for what it said; I was just curious. I think it's better not to say anyway.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:33 PM

We shouldn't be comfortable living here in America. Our real home is Eretz Yisrael. I wish that I can say like Chofetz Chaim sincerely that I am just here temporaliy.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:35 PM

No. I live in Chicago, which is what it says under my avatar.

I'm from Brooklyn, don't all out of towners love under one big rock? :)

Actually, it's the Brooklyn people that live under a rock but that's a whole diferent story...
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:38 PM

I'm from Brooklyn, don't all out of towners love under one big rock? :)


If they do, then I've been excluded. :(
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#11 Racheli

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:38 PM

Hey in Chicago we once got a shul burned down and swastikas plastered all over it. Was maybe 12 years ago.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:41 PM

Hey in Chicago we once got a shul burned down and swastikas plastered all over it. Was maybe 12 years ago.


I don't remember that, but then again, I was about eight.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:42 PM

Hey in Chicago we once got a shul burned down and swastikas plastered all over it. Was maybe 12 years ago.

To show us that we are still in golus and work on ourselves and make aliyah.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:52 PM

Hey in Chicago we once got a shul burned down and swastikas plastered all over it. Was maybe 12 years ago.

Another shul was just vandalized there last week.
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#15 Racheli

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:58 PM

Which shul??
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:09 PM

Which shul??

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:12 PM

Which shul??

http://www.chitownda...ptown_synagogue
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:33 PM

The one I know about was in West Rogers Park. This is kinda far.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:35 PM

I'm from Brooklyn, don't all out of towners love under one big rock? :)

That kind of thing happens mostly in Brooklyn.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:36 PM

Actually, it's the Brooklyn people that live under a rock but that's a whole diferent story...

and all this time I thought that was just the weight of the world on top of me....

Hey in Chicago we once got a shul burned down and swastikas plastered all over it. Was maybe 12 years ago.

don't forget the people who were shot at on their way to shul a few years back, Chicago is nice but what makes it special is Great American or is that Great Chicago and Buggsy's :wink:
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