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Durham Synagogue Vandalized

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Rabbi John Friedman
DURHAM — Leaders of a Durham synagogue will have torepaint their house of worship after vandals spray-painted part of thetemple.

The staff covered up most of the grafitti with cardboard. Rabbi JohnFriedman of the Judeah Reform congregation says he's convinced thepainting was a prank, not an act of hate, and that he's trying to keepthe incident in perspective.

The vandalism occurred sometime between late Monday night and earlyTuesday morning.

Durham police are investigating.