Second Shul Reported Vandalized in Iranian City of Shiraz, Torah Scrolls Damaged


A second shul in the Iranian city of Shiraz was reportedly attacked last weekend, with vandals damaging Torah scrolls, siddurim and other ritual items.

The incident occurred Sunday night in the city’s Kashi Synagogue, a day before the Hadash Synagogue in Shiraz’s Maleh neighborhood was vandalized Monday afternoon, Israel’s Channel 10 reported.

“In light of these clearly anti-Semitic incidents we call upon the authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran to ensure the protection of all places of worship as well as all members of our community, and to bring the perpetrators of these criminal acts to justice,” leaders of the Iranian-American Jewish Federation said in a statement.

Jewish community members believe that several different suspects committed the vandalism, but have yet to identify the perpetrators.

 by Algemeiner Staff and




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here