In a sickening incident on Halloween night, a Jewish frat house at George Washington University in Washington, DC was broken into and vandalized. During the ruckus, the perpetrators also destroyed a printed toy Sefer Torah thinking it was real.
A bunch of unruly vandals broke into the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity on Halloween night. Targetting the only Jewish fraternity on campus, the vandals also tore the “sefer torah” apart, and poured detergent on it.
What’s even more shocking is that the George Washington University has not yet publicly commented on the anti-Semitic incident, nor has any mainstream media outlet acknowledged it.
Recently, a report titled “A Growing Threat: Anti-Semitism on College Campuses” found that nearly half of current college students said that anti-Semitism on campus is getting worse, and 79% of those surveyed had experienced or heard firsthand about another student making offensive or threatening anti-Semitic comments.
Amidst a terrifying rise in on-campus incidents of antisemitism across the US, this incident is a classic example of how Jewish students are being singled out and troubled for their religious identity.