Menorah on U of Illinois campus upended for second time this year

Julie Wiener

(JTA) — A nine-foot menorah at the University of Illinois was knocked over in an act of vandalism.

Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel of the Illini Chabad Jewish Center in Champaign, Illinois, said he is raising money to replace the menorah vandalized on Wednesday with a larger and sturdier one, The Associated Press reported.

The menorah was knocked over in April as well.

University police are investigating the vandalism, which was caught on surveillance video. So far they do not have any suspects.

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