Jewish prayer Tefillin and Talit were stolen from a car and desecrated
Stamford Hill, London – Senior local and national politicians have blasted as “antisemitic” thieves in Stamford Hill who stole Jewish religious garments from a car and dumped them in the pond on Clapton Common.
The incident on Wednesday night was reported by Orthodox neighbourhood watch volunteer force Shomrim, leading Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and the mayor of Hackney to decry the perpetrators.
Shomrim’s volunteers were dispatched and found the victim’s tallit (prayer shawl) dumped by the bins beside the pond. They then found the victim’s tefillin (small black boxes worn during prayer containing Torah verse) in the water.