Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Crown Heights Tragedy
A Jewish religious student was stabbed in Crown Heights by a black man around two a.m. this morning. New York police attempted to disarm and apprehend the stabber but were forced to shoot him. The assailant died. The yeshiva student was seriously wounded but is reportedly in stable condition. The attacker was reported to be spouting he wanted "to kill a Jew" before the assault. Whether he was mentally unstable or hated Jews for religious reasons is not relevant. What is relevant is that in these dangerous times, Jews must be ever vigilant and Jewish institutions must constantly be on guard to prevent similar horrors.