Message of hate found on Yonkers place of worshipPosted: Updated:
A message of hate was found spray-painted on a place of worship in Yonkers Wednesday, just days before the holiest season for both the Christian and Jewish faiths.
Worshippers who arrived at the Temple Emanu-El were greeted with a red swastika on the side of the building. Police discovered the message of hate around 5 a.m.
The temple building has been on Rumsey Road for at least 40 years and is now owned by the Abundant Life Christian Center. Both Jewish and Christian services take place inside the building.
A church caretaker covered the swastika with brick-colored spray paint. The pastor of the church says the symbol will eventually be sandblasted off.
Meanwhile, both the pastor of the church and a rabbi from the temple are upset about the incident. They add they don?t know who could have painted the symbol of hate. Police are investigating the situation.