HATE IN NY: Frum Man Punched In The Face In Manhattan; Attacker Arrested


Yesterday at 11:05am, a 65-year-old Orthodox Jewish man with a black yarmulke was standing on the sidewalk of 219 East 41st Street (between 2nd and 3rd ave) checking his cell phone.

He heard someone yell “(expletive removed) you Jew (expletive removed)” and he looked up to see where this was coming from and he was then punched in the face and fell to the ground. When he was on the ground, the attacker continued the attack by kicking him in the face and in the torso.

The police were contacted and arrived on the scene. When they arrived, they saw the condition of the Jewish man and they immediately called for ambulance. The ambulance arrived and he was transported to Mount Sinai hospital. A short time later, the perpetrator was taken into custody and arrested by the NYPD. The BIAS unit is now handling the case and they are treating this as a hate crime.

“The attacks against Jews are out of control and we must have a concrete strategy to address the rise of these attacks.” Said Dov Hikind, former NYS Assemblyman and Founder of Americans Against Antisemitism

Dov continued “What is happening in NYC, with attacks against Jews has created a deep and growing concern in our community! I am often asked if we are living in a pre Nazi Germany environment. My answer is always no but the very fact I’m asked this question should be enough to sound the alarm and mobilize us to act. The victim of this hate crime is in total shock and disbelief. He is traumatized and will live forever with this wanton attack.

Americans Against Antisemitism is calling on District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and District Attorneys all throughout the city to send a clear message regarding hate crimes: If you hate, you will pay a very steep price.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. by law the perp MUST be freed because he has not been convicted this is because of bail reform which by the way Simcha Felder supported. This is because we don’t “want to criminalize poverty”. I kid you not the perp is already out.

  2. unfortunately the criminal leftist DemonRat gangsters running most big American cities,are on the side of the murderers and rapists and gangsters,the only way we can stop this madness is by defending ourselves and families by taking the law in our hands, yes you heard it right,we must meet out punishment to these animals because the state will not do it,we must organize a clandestine military organization that will deal with these filthy murderous rats,this young hoodlum who beat up this Jew ,needs to be hunted down and have every bone in his body broken whereby he will end up in a wheel chair for the rest of his miserable ,and believe you me this is the only way this madness will stop,THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

    remember 30-35 years ago in Williamsburg when crime got out of hand and became unbearable,the chasidim organized themselves and whenever one of these animals was caught perpetrating a crime ,the word went out it was called “CHAPTZEM” and the cockroach was beaten to 1 inch of his life and a couple of them actually ended up six feet under,and the crime wave stopped in its track,and Williamsburg became for a while the safest neighborhood in NYC

  3. When yidden attack each other verbally or physically, excluding them from family simchos, forbidding them into schools, threatening them… Then our shmira is lost and now the umos haolam can attack as well. We should have thought abt this before treating our own sisters, brothers, friends, and neighbors like this.

  4. @chugibugi – unfortunately, times have changed in Willi- it looks like Shomrim are scared of the suspects , because they end up getting arrested instead of the suspects !!!

  5. I wonder if the increase of antisemitic attacks in the US and Europe is HaShem’s way of sending a message that it is time to come home to Eretz Yisroel????