A wave of anti-semitism in New York: swastika sticky notes posted on an NYU dorm-room door; Anti-Semitic pamphlet sent to gay New York state senator
A swastika on a sticky note posted on an NYU dorm-room door. Photo: Anastasiya Muravyeva/Facebook.
After being confronted by a swastika and “white pride” messages on the door of their New York University dorm, Jewish and gay students are shaken but feeling “strong and moving forward,” the head of the school’s main Jewish organization told The Algemeiner on Monday.
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna — Skirball Executive Director of the NYU Bronfman Center Hillel — said the affected students, “as grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and heroes; as survivors of personal assaults of different kinds; or as members of the LGBTQ community,” are working to get past the incident.
Sarna added that NYU’s Jewish students are “grateful to the administration for its swift action” and thankful to the other religious communities at the school “who have stood by our side at this time.”
Brad Hoylman with partner David Sigal and their daughter (photo: Facebook)
An anti-Semitic leaflet was sent to the home of a gay New York State senator days after swastikas were carved into his apartment building.
The leaflet that arrived at Brad Hoylman’s home on Saturday shows a black-hooded figure, labeled as “God’s Wrath,” brandishing a sword that has cut through the symbols of various religious, including Judaism and Islam. The image is captioned: “The Prophetic Judgment of Judaism and All False Religions and Orders.”
“False religious orders must perish…That goes for Judaism,” part of the text reads.
Hoylman, lives in a Fifth Avenue building in Lower Manhattan with his partner and their daughter, told the New York Daily News that he belongs to a synagogue but had not formally converted to Judaism. On Nov. 15. two swastikas were found carved into the building’s elevator door, an act Hoylman connected to the appointment of Stephen Bannon as a senior advisor to President-elect Donald Trump.