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On the day before Hanukkah, Jewish center targeted by anti-Semitic vandalism

By DAVID GOODHUE, For Miami Herald, On 30 November 2021, Read Original
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As the faithful prepared for the Sabbath a day before Hanukkah, the Homestead Jewish Center was vandalized with an anti-Semitic banner early Saturday morning, police say. At least one vandal scaled the fence outside the center, which is also the site of the Temple Hatikvah synagogue, and hung a sheet that read “the goyim know 88,” ...

The message is a combination of two frequently-used anti-Semitic messages — “the goyim know” and “88.”

The “goyim know” relates to the racist trope that Jewish people secretly control institutes of power like banking and the media, and refers to panic among Jews that non-Jews, the goyim, are on to the plot, according to the ADL. The number 88, on the other hand, translates to “heil Hitler,” because “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet, the ADL said.

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On Tuesday, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, released a statement condemning the vandalism. “This disturbing incident reminds us of the danger posed by the rising tide of anti-Semitism, white supremacy and racist hate,” CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Amr Ruiz said. “We condemn this hateful act and welcome law enforcement’s decision to pursue a hate crime investigation.”

Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article256200062.html#storylink=cpy

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