HATE IN WILLIAMSBURG: Hasidic Man Punched in Face, Anti-Semitic Slur Hurled at Him

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Hate has once again reared its ugly head in Williamsburg, as a Hasidic man was assaulted in an unprovoked attacked this past Shabbos.

The incident happened at around 1:15AM on Broadway near Lynch Street, when the man – wearing his Shtreimel and Bekeshe – was confronted by a group of thugs. Without saying a word, one of the men walked up to the victim and punched him in the face. Another suspect added some anti-semitic slurs at the man including “you (expletive removed) Jew!”

The group fled the area.

Thankfully the man was not seriously injured.

[WATCH: Interview With Hasidic Jewish Man Viciously Assaulted in Williamsburg]

The NYPD hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident, and has released the footage attached below. There is a $2500 reward being offered.

The attack caught the attention of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who released the following statement on Monday morning:

“I am appalled and disgusted by the apparent attack on a Jewish man in religious attire in Williamsburg. This abhorrent act of hate-fueled violence is deeply disturbing, especially in the wake of a reported spike in hate crimes and anti-Semitic incidents over the past year.

“In New York, we have zero tolerance for such abhorrent acts of anti-Semitism. Crimes like this are not just wrong – they are illegal. I have directed the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to provide the NYPD with any resources needed to assist in the investigation to ensure those responsible are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

“We will always stand with the Jewish community against anti-Semitism in all its forms. There is no place for hate in our State, and we must continue to stand united against the cancer of division and hate spreading across our nation.”

The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) announced that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the alleged assault.

“We are alarmed and deeply concerned that yet another violent anti-Semitic incident has occurred in Brooklyn, said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL NY/NJ Regional Director. “This is unacceptable, and the hate must stop. The fact that this alleged attack took place during the Sabbath makes it even more egregious. We will continue to work together with all New Yorkers to stem the tide of anti-Semitic violence and hope that this reward facilitates the swift apprehension of those responsible for this attack. We thank the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force for investigating.”

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. It looks like no one has anything to say about these incidents as if to say Oh my this is boring news what else is new. Guess what? This news is the most crucial news to look at and internalize HATE HATE HATE HATE!!!!!!! Thats all there is and its time to stop and start thinking of Rebuilding the bais Hamikdash! You can do meditation about it maybe some tikkun chatzos for starters. but to move on in life and say to yourself what else is new that’s horrible. WAKE UP MY HOLY BROTHERS!!!! Thank you Yeshiva world for posting!

  2. And where is the newly elected Letitia James? Oh, she’s too busy harassing the Trump family. I feel very safe knowing that Letitia has promised to make the lives of the extended Trump family miserable.

  3. “……what are you worried about? Is yom hatzmaut celebrated in Williamsburg?….”

    Of course. Burn the Israeli flag on Lee Ave., laugh, curse and jeer.
    Where have you been all these years?