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Amid National Anti-Semitism, UF Jewish Center Sign Vandalized

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A sign outside the University of Florida’s Walker Hall, which houses the school’s African American Studies program and its Center for Jewish Studies, was found knocked over Wednesday.

The incident comes as 70 incidents of anti-Semitism have been reported in 27 states, according to Jewish Community Centers across the U.S.

The wave prompted President Donald Trump to speak out about anti-Semitism. “Anti-Semitism is horrible, and it’s going to stop,” he said Tuesday.

The UF sign has since been fixed.

“I believe the focus, nationally now, on these incidents will help hopefully deter … such acts and hopefully stop it,” said Rabbi Berl Goldman, director of Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student Center in Gainesville.

WUFT News’ Cassandra Rosevelt contributed to this report.

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Jordan is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

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