I wrote an update to my post about the arson attack on the Etz-Hayyim synagogue but I realised that this sad, shocking news deserved its own post. The same synagogue was targeted again early on Saturday morning, destroying much more than the previous attack.
A synagogue on the Greek island of Crete was hit by arsonists for the second time in three weeks, police said Saturday.
The attack happened in the city of Chania when an unknown number of people entered the building, broke through a first-floor door and started a fire, police said.
Fire officials said the blaze partly destroyed the synagogue’s wooden ceiling, as well as many of its archives, computers and CDs.
Police say about 2,500 books, many of them rare editions, were destroyed in this attack and a previous arson attack three weeks ago.
For a personal account of what happened and photographs of the destruction, please visit the blog of the Etz-Hayyim synagogue.