For the second time this week, a Hasidic man was punched in the head in an entirely unprovoked attack.


Jewish Man Punched in the Head in Williamsburgh as Jew Hatred Escalates in NYC

Edited by: JV Staff

The attack occurred at 7:40 p.m., on the corner of Marcy Avenue and Rodney Street. Surveillance video shows a 39-year-old Hasidic man walking down the street when a dark-skinned teen comes up behind him and wordlessly slaps him on the side of his face, before fleeing. The man stumbled and fell against the wall of a building, and his hat and yarmulke were knocked off and before he could turn around, the attacker fled. There were no words exchanged. The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating this as a possible bias incident.


A spokesperson for Williamsburg Shomrim (WSPU) told the Yeshiva World News web site that a Hispanic man approached a Hasidic man walking at the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Rodney Street – in the heart of the Hasidic community – and punched him in the back of his head.

As was previously reported on the Yeshiva World News web site, this past Shabbos a Hasidic man was walking on Broadway near Lynch Street, when he 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!”

No arrests were made in that incident either.

Anyone with information in regards to either of these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and WSPU at 718-237-0202. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.