A 64-year-old rabbi was violently attacked in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood.
Rabbi Avraham Gopin, the father-in-law of the popular Hasidic singer Benny Friedman, was walking around when a brick was thrown on his head. He is reported to have a broken nose, missing teeth, stitches on his head and marks on his body.
At this point in the investigation, the incident has not yet been considered a hate crime despite the victim assuring that his attacker has called him “dirty Jew”
”A 64-year-old Jewish man was violently assaulted in Rochester Park in Crown Heights. This is the weapon that was used against him. Has it become too dangerous for openly religious Jewish men to walk the streets of NYC?,” the Jewish singer posted on his Twitter account.
A 64 year old Jewish man was violently assaulted in Rochester Park in Crown Heights. THIS is the weapon that was used against him.
— Councilman Deutsch (@ChaimDeutsch) August 27, 2019
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced that it will offer a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who can provide information that leads to the identification and arrest of the assailent