Traditionally Jewish fraternity at Rutgers vandalized in possible antisemitic incident

A traditionally Jewish fraternity at Rutgers University may have been targeted in an antisemitic vandalism incident.

News 12 Staff

Sep 27, 2022, 9:06 PM

Updated 624 days ago

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A traditionally Jewish fraternity at Rutgers University may have been targeted in an antisemitic vandalism incident.
One of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity members found three broken eggs smashed outside a side door Monday morning – the first full day of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. The holiday is considered one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar.
Members of the group say that this is not the first time the fraternity has been targeted. They say that a similar incident happened during a Holocaust remembrance event.
“I can hope they can understand why this is very hurtful for us and hopefully they can change, so that way we can all live together,” says sophomore Guy Plawner. “We are all students. We all just want to live our lives.”
Other members say that they are upset that they were targeted.
“We really just want people to be aware of this. We want people to know this is not OK…at the end of the day, there will still be people who don’t like us and there’s nothing we can do about that,” says sophomore Alex Plitnick.
Gov. Phil Murphy condemned the act. He wrote on Twitter, “To those who vandalized [Rutgers'] Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, during Rosh Hashanah, I say this: Antisemitism has no place in New Jersey. I will always condemn and speak out against bigotry and intolerance.”
At least one student tells News 12 that they no longer feel safe after what happened. They would like to see the university do more to stop this type of behavior.
There was no damage to the house, and no one was hurt.


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