An elderly Jewish man was violently attacked by a man with a brick in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn after a series of similar crimes against Jews in the city, according to The Forward. The incident is under investigation by the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

Rabbi Avraham Gopin, who is in his mid-sixties, was reportedly exercising in Rochester Park – a largely Jewish neighborhood – when he was attacked by a man with a large brick, according to JTA. Gopin sustained a broken nose, lost some teeth and required stitches on his head, according to a tweet by his son-in-law, Jewish singer Benny Friedman.

An NYPD source told Yeshiva World News that the man and the attacker did not exchange words before the attack, adding that the police have footage of the incident.

“Has it become too dangerous for openly religious Jewish men to walk the streets of NY City?” asked City Councilman Chaim Deutsch on Twitter in response to the incident.

“This morning, as my father-in-law was walking in Rochester Park in Crown Heights, he was attacked with a deadly weapon,” tweeted Benny Friedman “This is absolutely frightening, and obviously something that a civilization should never tolerate.”

According to Friedman, his father-in-law said that “there was no question this man had murder on his mind.”

“Where I come from in Minnesota, this would be front page headlines. But here in Brooklyn this is just the latest event,” lamented Friedman.

Source: JPost

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