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Huntsville Police conducting investigation following reports of stolen Menorah

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 5:24 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Huntsville Police are investigating a theft of property after a Menorah was reported stolen on Nov. 15 from Chabad of Huntsville.

Rabbi, Moshe Cohen, says a menorah was taken from Chabad of Huntsville on Park Hill Road on Sunday. This is not the first incident to occur at Chabad of Huntsville. Rabbi Cohen says they have handed over surveillance video showing someone stealing the Menorah to police.

Last year, the center was vandalized with anti-Semitic messages spray-painted on the outside. At the time, Police released surveillance video of a potential suspect caught on camera, but that suspect has yet to be identified or caught.

According to HPD, this incident is being investigated as a theft of property case. However, investigators do not currently believe this is related to any of the previous incidents at the Chabad house.

“You think you’re going to take away our menorah, you think you’re going to take away our religious freedom? We’re going to double down, we’re going to putting out more menorahs throughout North Alabama, we’re going to be putting out more efforts to spread goodness, kindness and joy. So in a way, I thank you for taking my menorah,” said Rabbi Cohen.

The Rabbi said they are putting in efforts to replace the Menorah. For more information visit jewishhuntsville.com/light. Anyone with information is asked to contact HPD at 256-722-7100.

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