2nd dummy found hanging by noose in Spring Valley

The Orthodox Jewish tradition for the Purim holiday has alarmed non-Jewish members of the Spring Valley community.

The Orthodox Jewish tradition for the Purim holiday has alarmed non-Jewish members of the Spring Valley community. (3/30/16)

SPRING VALLEY - For the second time in a week, the Orthodox Jewish tradition for the Purim holiday has alarmed non-Jewish members of the Spring Valley community.

When News 12 went to the home on Wednesday, the doll was found folded over on the porch. The homeowner declined comment. Residents say the doll was hung by children for Purim to symbolize the death of the ancient tyrant Haman and was not meant to offend.

Hundreds took to social media after a black-faced doll was found hanging nearby, on Paikin Drive in Spring Valley.

Rockland NAACP President Wilbur Aldridge says he has since spoken with religious leaders who have condemned the dolls and acknowledged the need for multicultural training within the communities.

A representative for the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council says that while they condemn the dolls, there are concerns about a number of online comments since the first doll was spotted seemingly directed toward the Jewish community.

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