Originally reported in the LA Jewish Journal
A mural on the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
building in L.A.'s Pico-Robertson neighborhood was defaced with graffiti "Free
The graffiti was discovered Thursday, said Eric Gordon, director emeritus of Workmen's Circle, a progressive Jewish organization.
The mural was completed by Elisio Art Silva in 1998, and is titled, ”A shenere un besere velt,” a Yiddish phrase meaning, “A more beautiful
and better world. It is filled with cultural, religious and historical imagery and contains the Hebrew biblical quote, "Justice justice shalt thou pursue."
Photos obtained by the Journal on Thursday morning show the
graffiti spaning nearly the entire length of the building, which measures 60-feet-long and
Later it was reported that someone clearly offended by the graffiti took matters into their own hands
Security cameras at the Chabad center, located across the street from theWorkmen’s Circle
building captured footage of the two separate incidents. The culprits have not yet been identified.