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Man arrested over vandalism and stolen Torahs at Long Island shul

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JTA — Police in Long Beach, New York, have arrested a man in connection to vandalism that took place at a local synagogue this weekend.

The synagogue had recently become part of Chabad of the Beaches.

Rabbi Eli Goodman shared photographs of the damage that showed one door of the Torah ark torn off and prayer shawls strewn on the ground.

Two Torah scrolls and their silver adornments were taken, although some of the metal decorations were later recovered, Goodman told Hamodia, an Orthodox news service.

He said the vandalism had taken place sometime on Saturday after the synagogue hosted a bar mitzvah during Shabbat services.

Police announced on Sunday that they had arrested and sent for psychological evaluation a........

© The Times of Israel

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