By COLlive reporter
A group of four Israeli bochurim who spent the Rosh Hashana holiday at the Rebbe’s Ohel in Queens were victims of a mugging on Yom Tov.
The group left the Ohel for Mivtza Shofar on the streets of Queens on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, and were attacked by a group of thugs demanding money.
The incident occurred about half an hour’s walk from the Ohel. Three individuals emerged from a parked car and ran towards them, yelling “Empty Your pockets!”
The bochurim ran in all directions as they were pursued by their attackers. With great ingenuity, one of the bochurim pulled the shofar out of his pocket and began threatening the attackers with it, as if it was a weapon.
After reporting the incident through a nearby store owner, the bochurim continued on to their intended route, undeterred from their mission.
“We carried on, and were lucky enough to blow the shofar afterward for over forty Jews,” one of them told COL.