A Lubavitch bochur was assaulted and had his Tefillin stolen by two Arabs in Jerusalem.
He was attending a local printing of the Tanya – a custom Chabad has been performing for years worldwide – at the old train station in Israel’s holiest city.
Leaving the printing, the bochur stepped out to the Armon Hanatziv walkway to lay his Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin.
As he began the short prayer, two Israeli Arab teenagers hovered around him.
While one remained on the lookout, the other attacked the bochur, knocking him to the ground with his Tefillin.
The assault was accompanied by curse words and anti-Semitic slurs.
Before fleeing the scene, the Arabs stole his pair of Rashi Tefillin and ran towards the Arab Abu Tir neighborhood. The bochur chased them, but they managed to get away.