Mikvah in Bloomingburg Vandalized With Swastikas  


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned anti-Semitic vandalism in Bloomingburg, Sullivan County where an under-construction mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath, was defaced with swastikas and other hateful messages overnight between June 25 and 26.

“A mikvah is a central piece of Jewish life, and spray-painting swastikas and crude symbols strikes at the heart of traditional Jewish life and practice,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director. “This incident is all the more troubling in the context in which it occurs as there is a growing Jewish community in Bloomingburg. We call on local elected officials and community leaders to denounce this bias incident.”

Mr. Bernstein added, “The Sullivan County Sherriff’s Office has launched a thorough investigation and we commend their responsiveness and diligence.”

ADL has been in contact the Sullivan County Sherriff’s Office and offered its security resources and assistance.

The mikvah desecration comes on the heels of a string of similar anti-Semitic incidents in the Hudson Valley. Most recently, swastikas were discovered spray-painted on a realtor’s sign and street sign in Rockland County on June 17. In the weeks prior, swastikas were discovered in a state park and on a neighborhood fence, and the words “No Jews” were spray-painted in a for-sale house.



  1. People you should really think about moving to Eretz Yisroel. If you think President Trump will save you you’re mistaken. The golem don’t like us and nothing is changed in over 1000 years. Pack your bags go to Israel live in a Jewish country with Jewish people no more swastikas you’ll be safe you will he will be you don’t need New Jersey anymore and they don’t need you.

    • Sorry, until Moshiach comes, we are in golus no matter where we physically are. One could even argue that living in the State of Israel is no different – from a persecution of frum people – than living elsewhere.

    • A jewish country, besides the frum people, who else is Jewish there?
      Mechallel shabbisim are considered like a goy, worse still !!!


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