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Attacker Was Seen Earlier at 770

The man who stabbed a bochur at 770 Eastern Parkway Monday night was chased out of the Chabad Headquarters earlier that afternoon, a witness said. Full Story

Bochur Stabbed in 770

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December 10, 2014 4:21 pm

Whether or not this has ever happened before is not relevant. Of course we put our faith in Hashem, but we learn that even Yaakov Aveinu prepared for Aisav! There should be a guard at each of the entrances of 770-men’s AND women’s. For YEARS I’ve heard G’verim have been willing to fund the improvements to 770? Perhaps now, these same individuals will come forward pay the salaries of a few WELL VETTED guards & PLEASE- let the parties that continue to argue over the “ownership” (?!!!) of 770 & its functioning, NOT bicker when it comes to the safety… Read more »

December 10, 2014 12:58 pm

I have been living in ch for years and something like this never happened in 770, all of a sudden people are saying to the robonim to wake up where is all the security, who knew that a man was going to come in with a knife, and there are police always sitting outside of 770 in there patrol cars. I wish the boy a refuah selemah

Have you seen the video? Security
December 10, 2014 12:56 am

#29 maybe a cartoon artist can do what you are suggesting. I saw the video & the police was a patient saint. He could not get as close to the terrorist as you suggest & be safe at the same time. Security with retinal recognition I think is in order here & secure the entrances, all Shuls and schools. And we may need to do it ourselves, like we did with Hatzolah. There is s new world order facing us now.

To number 47
December 9, 2014 10:46 pm

770 was open at 11:00 am
For both davening and learning
Please get the facts straight

December 9, 2014 8:47 pm

agree with #9 he came earlier, he took notes, he drove away, he came back and had a plan. Just because someone is off their meds or acts “crazy” does not mean they didn’t plan out where to attack people. It’s a big city, it’s a city that never sleeps he could have gone anywhere he obviously had issues with Jews and or 770 for whatever reason we may or may not know. To say it was not a hate crime is a joke. Most hate crimes are done by people who have some sort of hatred and that little… Read more »

December 9, 2014 7:08 pm

Can we, CH residents create a security fund to contribute to the money from which will be used to hire 24/7 security for 770, yeshivas, shuls and streets of our community? Better lighting and private security cars patrolling our neighborhood like it’s done in Syrian community in Flatbush and in Great Neck. I will be very happy to donate to such fund to have Menuchas HaNefesh that my family is safer at yeshiva, Shul and schuna.

oi vey
December 9, 2014 5:39 pm


December 9, 2014 4:38 pm

he was quick to comment about all the stuff against the blacks, lets see if he makes a comment about the safety of the jews…

TO #15 , 24, & 27
December 9, 2014 3:27 pm

I think a refuah shlaimah is in order for your type of mentality. A black person who walks into 770 at 1 in the morning is obviously looking for trouble. and in this day and age playing safe is the correct thing rather than being sorry. the man came back to do what he wanted to do earlier in the evening. but probably felt there were too many guys for him to handle and therefore came back when he found out from his earlier questionings that there would be fewer people for him to contend with. and number 27 you… Read more »

December 9, 2014 1:57 pm

if he was deranged he wouldn’t be able to run out to a car waiting outside.may be he is paid for it in order to avoid being
suspected Rachel london

December 9, 2014 1:36 pm

its erev yud tes kislev? 770 can not be closed!

December 9, 2014 1:27 pm

i thought the guy was shot in the chest!

To #27 THINK !! א ביסל שכל
December 9, 2014 12:08 pm

Be nice to chayos?
The sole purpose of this prior visit was to scout out
fhe area for a future attack
The bochurim are not stupid…
They know and sense danger
And THEREFORE shood him away
NOT the other way around

רפואה שלמה וקרובה ללוי יצחק בן רייזל

December 9, 2014 11:37 am

Erev 19 kislev a d 770 closed?

to 26
December 9, 2014 11:33 am

Your order should be 3, 4, 5, then the rest. Most people cannot be trusted with guns, unless they are very balanced individuals.

Gray Nissan SEDAN?
December 9, 2014 11:15 am

Doesn’t look to me like a sedan – it looks like a late-model SUV and, if its’ car, I am not sure he was so unstable. They should look into his terrorist background again.

to #8
December 9, 2014 10:52 am

such a moronic statement – why? NYPD did good last nite – I don’t understand how you can even write that?
What exactly did you want them to do – watch every toilet stall too?
You are unfairly critical of courageous individuals –

# 29 really???
December 9, 2014 10:42 am

so there was no reason to shoot????really?so the next time someone is high or nuts they can return and do worse?wow.Do people get a clue anymore?

December 9, 2014 9:56 am

shule is closed but basement is open for access to lockers

December 9, 2014 9:55 am

The victim, Levy Yitzchok ben Raizel, is said to be in stable condition.

The Right time for Elections
December 9, 2014 9:42 am

New fresh young leadership team is needed , a referendum vote by the community , who runs 770 . add New Rabbonim to the vaad . Enough wasting time !
Chashminoim Stand UP do your thing ,

to 27
December 9, 2014 9:34 am

If it was just a matter of being insulted, why did he come with a knife?

cover up big time
December 9, 2014 9:25 am

many unanswered questions NYpd is definitely at fault very negligent he was seen earlier in the day why was he not apprehended then? where was Shmirah Shomrim The gabboyim The bachurim who are supposed to be The shmira in 770 @ night why were the doors even open that late? the front doors are supposed to be locked around 11:30-12 on a regular non event night we all need to be outraged & demand real answers. those who are connected need to demand from their contacts real answers public answers not cover up There was no need to shoot the… Read more »

December 9, 2014 9:21 am

What time can we get in to 770?

You drove him out??
December 9, 2014 9:18 am

The witness said he drove him out of 770? I think that this mentally unstable m,an was probably insulted by his greeting he got in 770 and decided to take out his anger. We have to be polite to goyim who come in if they are not causing a disruption and if we suspect something be tactful or call the police- they are right outside! We always need to try to make a kiddush H-shem. Now we all need to daven together for Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel for A REFUAH SHELEIMA!

Become Proactive
December 9, 2014 9:16 am

May the bochur have a refuah shlaima!!!!
This is a wake up call to us all.
1. Have armed guards at all Chabad Houses.
2. Have some people in 770 carry maise or weapons.
3. Stop all machlokes!
4. Pray for Hashem’s protection.
5. Beg for Moshiach with all your heart.
There is no question that President Obama, Eric Holder, Sharpton and Mayor deBlasio are inciting people to riot!!!!

December 9, 2014 9:08 am

Looks like a crossover, not a sedan.

to #15
December 9, 2014 8:54 am

BEST comment! I noticed the same thing….
Refuah Shlaima to the bochur Levi ben …..?

good motives
December 9, 2014 8:48 am

many of us who write have good motives, but PLEASE!! check your spelling! Ribono shel olam..”morn” for mourn? ( #12) help!

The Sinas Chinum and Machlokes, in 770, must stop
December 9, 2014 8:45 am

Anyone who is familiar with what Chazal say about Machlokes, knows that as Machlokes Matters are not corrected, it leads to such things. Many years ago, when Tragedy had befallen several Lubavitcher (A Car Accident) and (although many had perished, yet) 1 life was hanging in balance and still had a chance to be saved, the Rebbe pleaded with his Chassidim to stop the Machlokes, in order to save that life, hanging in balance. Sadly the Machlokes Makers, didn’t listen, and he too, had perished.. Hopefully we can be smarter this time and listen to the warning issued by the… Read more »

Bill deBlasio is at fault
December 9, 2014 8:41 am

Let’s not shoot the messenger. This man may have been mentally ill, but it was the incitement of Al Sharpton and Mayor deBlasio that led this man on this rampage. This is the first time since 1991 that a man stabbed someone in Crown Heights while yelling “kill the Jews”. We should wake up and realize that we ought to protect ourselves as we did in the ’90s.

December 9, 2014 8:40 am

The point made by #12 is well taken. We must also express our hacoras hatov to the NYPD at the 71 precinct. In Midwood the Sefardic community brings food to the cops working on their holiday the 25th of December to show support and appreciation.

December 9, 2014 8:37 am

so quick to say not a terrorist incident, meanwhile he was wielding a knife, wonder where he got that idea from,,, let them al be abliterated! Refuah Shlaima to the bochur!

To 8 & 10
December 9, 2014 8:31 am

100% agree.

Bochur is Levi Yitzhok ben Raizel

770 closed?!?!
December 9, 2014 8:23 am

Where is everyone who is usually in 770 supposed to go?

The police responded in seconds
December 9, 2014 8:21 am

The police responded in seconds
And a tragedy was averted
Thank you Hashem

clean up in there
December 9, 2014 8:18 am

Its a good opportunity to get an extra clean up in 770!

December 9, 2014 8:16 am

See Today’s Tanya!

December 9, 2014 8:00 am

What’s the Bocher’s name to Daven for a refua

Bais Rabeinu
December 9, 2014 7:58 am

Its not the simplest of things that this happened in 770.I’m sure its a call to positive action. A wonderful kiddush Hashem could happen if the Rabonim called for a gathering to ‘morn’ the fact that it happened in Shul. Even if its just for show, it would bring out the fact that we care for every life.

December 9, 2014 7:52 am

what is his condition? Will the bachor be alright?

we must get israeli security in 770
December 9, 2014 7:52 am

Metal detector (and if people want to put away cell phones till the leave that’s a plus).
Shabbat no one carries, can be performed by hand.
As for beggars- only if they have from our rabbies or vaad letter and permit to collect.

December 9, 2014 7:32 am

It seems he was quite aware to the point of planning his attack. He wasnt just on the spurr ofthe moment derranged. But stupid nonethe less. If he wanted to kill someone. 770 is not a very secluded place. Its like the day at all times. He could have found a dark street corner. He clearly had a motive for going into the lions den.

nypd fault
December 9, 2014 7:29 am

There is a command center parked in front of 770 for the past few years .Big waist of tax payers money. There is a police car in front of 770 as well the cops in the car are doing nothing but sleeping and on their phones. If they were in front of 770 like there supposed to be this would never of hsppened

to #3
December 9, 2014 7:15 am

I don’t want to judge, what happened, why no one said anything.
However if you were to apply that policy to 770, then 9-1-1 would have to have a building of operators just taking calls from 770.

it is a terorist attack!!
December 9, 2014 7:10 am

Why would a person who didn’t take medications come and start stabbing ppl in a sinagouge? He definately was “inspired” to do so after the Jerusalem attack.

December 9, 2014 7:05 am

Is the bachor ok?

December 9, 2014 6:48 am

My friends, we only have EACH OTHER TO HELP OURSELVES. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. machlokies has done MUCH DAMAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY. the ongoing fighting between the gaboim lives them too busy to care about hiring security sop the place is hefker. Thousands of younbg men learn thier each day. They are all some ones child. NO one should have to know of this danger. IT IS UP TP US TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND TAKE ACTION IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS. IF YOU SEE A DERANGED MAN PLEASE CALL SHOMRIM, SHMIRAH OR WHOEVER.

Why werent the cops called earlier after this happened??
December 9, 2014 6:35 am

If you see something, say something!

yehuda melbourne
December 9, 2014 6:31 am

refuah shelema to the bochur

December 9, 2014 6:24 am

Didn’t take his medication and the truth comes out.pretty scary to see what these people are thinking