This week in Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side of New York City, a community sukkah was vandalized, spray painted with the words "Free Gaza".
The structure had been erected by Chabad to commemorate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
According to Chabad:
In a neighborhood where an apartment with a balcony or private rooftop large enough to host a family sukkah costs about $4 million, public sukkahs are a must for just about anyone who wants to spend time and eat in a sukkah.
Even in New York City, Sukkahs in public area are at risk.
When anti-Israel graffitti vandalizes a Jewish religious structure, it is pure anti-Semitism.
True to Chabad tradition, the grafitti was painted over with messages of peace and unity.
The New York City Police Department is investigating the graffiti as a "possible" bias incident.