Clifton, New Jersey Warlocks, Witches and Swastikas

A forgiving rabbi tries to enlighten the four teenagers who defaced his home and temple

Mike dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player -- but hey, it was "Mischief Night," the eve before Halloween, and the 14-year-old had another sport on his mind: Jew baiting. Using a can of shaving cream, he sprayed the words F--- YOU JEW BAGEL, without the dash, on the garage of Eugene Markovitz, 67, the oldest and most prominent rabbi in Clifton, N. J. Joining the fun were Mike's pals Johnny (whose best friend, he says, is Jewish) and Peter (whose grandfather rescued Holocaust Jews in Holland). I HATE JEWS, scrawled one boy. GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY, wrote another....

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