The hate never seems to end in California- this time with an antisemitic incident in Santa Monica.
In a spiteful event this past week, a Chabad Shliach found Nazi symbols and anti-Semitic propaganda scrawled on his car. Currently serving at the Santa Monica College, Rabbi Eli Levitansky, responded to the incident and wrote on Facebook, “Well, this was an unpleasant way to start the day. I got a real wake-up when I walked into the Chabad parking lot and saw my car vandalized with a swastika, and a star of David with the words “Is illegal”.
He added, “In instances like these it reminds us that there is unfortunately still much darkness in this world. We have reported this hate crime to the appropriate authorities, and thank them for their response and concern. The Rebbe taught us that our response to such a situation is to redouble our efforts in doing good, to bring more light into the world. With that being said, I ask you to join me in doing another Mitzvah.”
This isn’t the first time this year that antisemitic hate has triumphed in the locale. Earlier in May, the police were investigating anti-Semitic graffiti that had been sprayed on benches and pathways from Will Rogers State Park south into Venice over the month. The neon spray-painted messages included phrases like “the Jew is guilty” repeatedly painted along the pathways.