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A Mezuza in Place of a Swastika, Says Chabad Rabbi At Columbia University

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When the door of Elizabeth Midlarsky, a Jewish professor in Columbia University was recently defaced with a swastika, Yonah Blum, the Chabad representative at Columbia affixed a mezuzah to her doorpost.  
Blum said hanging the Mezuzah serves as a "protection to you and to the Jewish community here." The mezuzah, he said, will be an inspiration. In a press conference today organized by the Teachers College Jewish Association, Midlarsky protested the rampant spread of anti-Semitic literature and incidents occurring at Columbia, reported the Columbia Spectator.  
In response, a new coalition called "We Are One" was formed to combat anti-Semitism.

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