BERLIN — German police have opened an investigation into a report from a prominent Berlin rabbi that he was insulted and spat at as he was heading home from synagogue with his son. Police said Wednesday they were treating the incident as a religiously motivated crime and are currently looking for suspects.
Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal was walking past an apartment building in the Wilmersdorf neighborhood Friday night when, he said. he was spat at and sworn at by two men inside the building. Teichtal, who said the two men spoke in Arabic, called in a statement for “tolerance, dialogue and training.” A recent study found that anti-Semitism is rampant among Muslim refugees in Germany.