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Emil Benjamin, 39, was charged with graffiti last Saturday at four places of worship in Midwood.
The targeted synagogues were Kahal Darkei Noam on J Avenue, Midwood Young Israel Senior Services on Ocean Avenue, Khal Toras Chaim D’Flatbush on L Avenue, and Kness Bais Avigdor on J. Avenue.
More recently, Benjamin allegedly broke into the synagogue, painted graffiti, broke two cabinets and stole $ 20, police said.
Police said the graffiti in all the synagogues contained derogatory but not detailed sentences.
Hate crime charges against Emil Benjamin of Brooklyn for scribbling messages at four synagogues and robbing one of them during an hour-long crime spree.
Hate crime charges for a Jew accused of graffiti and burglary in Brooklyn synagogues
Emil Benjamin, 39, is charged with theft and criminal mischief as a hate crime in connection with the early Saturday revelry, although it is unclear .
Among the best known works of Benjamin are the essays “The task of the translator” (1923), “The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction” (1935) and “Thesis on the philosophy of history” (1940) . His main work as a literary critic included essays on Baudelaire, Goethe, Kafka, Kraus, Leskov, Proust, Walser, and the theory of translation. He also did important German translations of the Tableaux Parisiens section of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal and parts of Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu. In 1940, at the age of 48, Benjamin committed suicide in Portbou, on the Franco-Spanish border, while trying to escape the Wehrmacht invasion. Although popular acclaim eluded him during his lifetime, the decades after his death earned his work posthumous renown.