The Pittsburgh suburb known as Mt. Lebanon has a miniscule Jewish population. Only 1.4 percent of the residents of this former farming community are Jewish. And yet somehow, students at Jefferson Middle School found themselves confronted with a swastika made out of masking tape on the dry erase board of an 8th grade classroom.
As a matter of fact, this is the fourth time this year a swastika has been found at a school in the Mt. Lebanon School District. How is this happening in the wake of the horrific Tree of Life massacre? It’s simple: an education in Jew-hatred, begins at home—even in homes where the residents have likely never met or come in contact with a Jew.