A local rabbi has spoken out against the rise of hate crime after a playground near his synagogue was vandalised with swastika graffiti.

Rabbi Shmueli Feldman, who lives in the area with his young children, said the graffiti had appeared at a playground near the Chabad ACT synagogue in the suburb of Giralang.

“We bring our kids to the park there and many of our community members live in the area,” he said.

“We found it there in the park. It was very, very disturbing to see.”

Canberra was typically a very peaceful city to live in, although Rabbi Feldman wondered whether such incidents were becoming more and more common.

“It’s troubling,” he said.

 

Read the full article at the Canberra Times.

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