The Chief Rabbi of Argentina Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich was severely beaten in his home in Buenos Aires in the early hours of Monday morning and has been hospitalized with “serious injuries” according to the AMIA Jewish community center.
AMIA issued a statement on Monday saying that Davidovich, Argentina’s chief rabbi sine 2013, was “beaten and savagely attacked by a group of strangers who entered his house,” at 2 o’clock in the morning.
Davidovich’s wife was tied up during the break-in and the assailants stole money and other possessions from the home while also telling the Davidovich “We know that you are the AMIA Rabbi,” according to AMIA’s statement.
The rabbi reportedly suffered serious injury in the attack and remains hospitalized.
AMIA described the attack as “alarming” and called on the authorities quickly investigate the assault against Davidovich and his wife.