The Darchei Torah Shul on HaChozeh M’Lublin Street in Betar Illit has a minhag of having a kiddush every Shabbos after davening. This past Shabbos, mispallalim detected a strange taste when eating the kugel, somewhat sharp -differing from the traditional taste. Some of the mispallalim vomited, claiming the kugel was spoiled.
According to the Kikar Shabbos report, a can of insect repellent, K-300, was found on the kitchen floor, leading the gabboim to believe that youths thought it would be “cute” to spray the kugel with the K-300, which they found in a closet in the shul.
The gabboim are confident it was the act of misguided humor and nothing more, telling Kikar Shabbos News they are confident this was not a malicious act.
It is added that some of the mispallalim have recently reported break-ins into their homes while they were in Shul. Some suspecting the thieves may have looked for money in the shul, and when nothing was found, as out of an act of anger and frustration, they sprayed the K-300 onto the kugel.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)