Inwood Rabbi’s Mezuzah Ripped from Apartment Door


Police are investigating after a local rabbi had a mezuzah stolen from the door of his family’s home on Isham Street.

DNA INFO reports that Rabbi Herschel Hartz, 30, said he and his family arrived home on Sunday at approximately 8:30 p.m. to find an “big empty spot” where their mezuzah was firmly placed on the door frame.

Rabbi Hartz said he was alarmed anyone would take it from their apartment door on 585 Isham St, reports DNA INFO.

The building’s superintendent, who declined to provide his name, said surveillance footage shows three teenagers running through the hallways and ripping the mezuzah off the door before exiting through the main door.


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