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Bochur Stabbed in 770

22-year-old Levi Rosenblatt is in stable condition this morning after being stabbed by an attacker in 770. Update: NYPD has informed 770 will be closed for Shachris. Full Story, Photos, Video

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im so sad
December 14, 2014 12:36 pm

barch hashem he is stil alive

It's scary
December 11, 2014 6:21 pm

That guy lives in the same place as my school

to #4 and #6
December 11, 2014 1:52 pm

That is not a nice comment. his question was, which you cant see in the video, is, did he stab the bochur before the cops came, or did he stab him when the cops were there, at the very end, and that’s why they shot him

To #31,#32 and others
December 10, 2014 10:13 pm


December 10, 2014 6:33 pm

If anything his maniacal yelling -not only did not “frighten” the attacker, it leaned him towards being less rational (no matter how irrational he already was), and- it unnerved the officers edge (if he had one) leading to an unnecessary death (whether otherwise earned or not). The officer had ample time, opportunity and conditions to shoot him in the leg without harming anyone else. It was not clean. The officer also should not have holstered his gun or reached for cuffs until the attacker was face-down on the floor. Furthermore, did an officer also fire multiple shots into the attacker… Read more »

to #69
December 10, 2014 1:01 pm

I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not. So, job well done, I guess?

to #76
December 10, 2014 12:58 pm

It’s pretty clear that trying to be calm and reasonable wasn’t working. He had already stabbed someone, and no one could get him to lay down the knife. By acting aggressively, the police had a chance at frightening him into submission. It indeed worked, at least initially.

As for your creative idea of shooting him in the leg, if he would missed the shot, as he likely would have, he could have a bystander with a gunshot wound in addition to a criminal with a knife.

Rachmana letzlan
December 10, 2014 10:41 am

And in the rebbe’s shul as well!

To #62
December 10, 2014 8:00 am

Wow you sound like a typical uneducated fool, would people say that bochur is a hero if he got stabbed? NO! People would say he was reckless and should have gotten out of there the second he saw police taking over the situation, who does he think is a hostage negotiator?! Don’t try and interfere and be a hero when there are highly trained people at the scene.

perverted thinking
December 10, 2014 4:48 am

#45 It is people like your thinking that allows decent man to get stabbed!
This thug had to be killed to send a strong message to other criminals!!!

This guy is the real hero!
December 10, 2014 1:08 am

To all of u that criticize the Israeli bachur standing there. He is the one that stoped the black man from stabing other people. After he stabbed Levi Izchak dozen lay he start running after another Bochum and this bochur (the one standing there) throw a metal table on him and confronted him and spoke to him tough to stop. At this point the police came and from here u see the video So stop judging this guy stopped him! Now when u standing so close to a person with a knife u will be afraid to turn ur back… Read more »

December 9, 2014 10:47 pm

For future reference… A calm and steady tone deescalates. From the moment the officer spoke (or yelled like a wild maniac) he escalated the situation. Showing kindness, even if it must be disingenuous (such as the fellow who was offering him food) also does. The police could have and should have shot him in the leg, considering the circumstances. This is important because, in this circumstance it was against a criminal in protection of a Shul (and those there), however, this allow for police to be just as deadly when otherwise unnecessary, even in confrontations with unarmed and/or innocent people.… Read more »

December 9, 2014 9:02 pm

at least it wasnt the innocent bochur who was killed!!

to #53
December 9, 2014 8:54 pm

GESHE is a mental disorder when the person thinks he is on a higher spiritual level because of someone he was related to

Good job cops
December 9, 2014 8:45 pm

They did right thing

to #69
December 9, 2014 8:24 pm

I disagree.The bochurim should’ve kept quiet and allowed the police to do what they had to do.To direct traffic and tell the police not to shoot is plain stupid.He could very easily have stabbed him also.Poor judgment and very naive. Stay away and shut up.That is more helpful in a tense situation.Did they notice the poor boy was already stabbed?

bais rabbenu
December 9, 2014 8:13 pm

770 looks so messy seforim piled up all over the place ! Is this the way the Rebbes shul should look ? Where is the kovod for the Rebbe? Is this what the world has to see ?

Go COPS - Great Job!
December 9, 2014 8:04 pm

Good job Cops. Thank you.

Israeli Bachurim
December 9, 2014 7:58 pm

Thank you for your moral support to the police officer. You were making sure that he excercises self-restraint and pulls that trigger only if absolutely necessary. It is extremely clear from the video footage that the Israeli Bachurim did their best to calm down the perpetrator and deescalate the tense situation while possibly risking their lives. Wow! Very kind and selfless.

Thank you to the policeman
December 9, 2014 7:52 pm

Thank you to the NYPD officer. I am sure it was not easy for him to pull the trigger, especially in light of all the anti-police sentiment of the elected officials and the rebel rousers. Thank you for doing your job, thank you for doing what is right, thank you for protecting our community.

Mezuzzos ?
December 9, 2014 7:38 pm

Should 770 get their Mezuzzos checked?

December 9, 2014 7:09 pm

Hashem Yerachim.

December 9, 2014 7:02 pm


ברוך השם
December 9, 2014 5:52 pm

One less killer on the street!

December 9, 2014 5:42 pm

the police shouid have shoot him again

to #54
December 9, 2014 4:49 pm

If anything is stupid here it is your comment. Easy for u to sit back, watch the video, and judge everyone else. That bochur was there while it was happening, and it is simply amazing that although he knew BETTER THAN YOU what the situation was he didn’t want someone to die, especially since this someone seemed to be a bit insane. Thank u bochur for showing the world how much we cherish life. And thank u NYPD for doing your job right.
Moshiach NOW!!

December 9, 2014 4:38 pm

Couldn’t have said it better. Crown Heights – Wake up!!

we dont even see it coming
December 9, 2014 4:24 pm

we just convince ourselves we r safe when we know we r not, we must say teshuva to hashem as one nation

Time to move out
December 9, 2014 2:45 pm

It’s time to pack up Crown Heights and move out to Long Island.

December 9, 2014 2:42 pm

47 – yes and it will probably be 7 7 0

December 9, 2014 2:08 pm

bochur is now having emergency operation stop everything and say tehilim

To 41
December 9, 2014 1:41 pm

The bochur did not get shot
Can you read?

2:00 am is not unusual for bochurim to be in 770
Especially around יט’ כסלו time..
Do you have grown chasidishe sons?

The most important thing
December 9, 2014 1:40 pm

They need to get to the source of his action
What places did he frequent like Church- Mosque- Institutions-School , who is teaching all this hate must be brought to justice his home demolished and the entire family thrown out of this country. This is the only language “Education” -“Action” – “Accountability” – “Consequence” …

December 9, 2014 1:13 pm

That bochur who people are dubbing a “hero” is absolutely not a hero he is a very silly man who was taking a massive risk, if you just saw someone getting stabbed by this man why in the world would you talk to him and try and stop him! Let the police do their work and get out of there as soon as you can…Stupid stupid people

To Comment #42
December 9, 2014 1:08 pm

Appreciate your true comment but what is “GESHE”?

Praying for great miracles, true light, and complete healing and redemption for all of Am Yisrael.

December 9, 2014 1:04 pm

everyone seems to just see the physical aspect of this episode.
no one commenting here seems to give much thought to the spiritual meaning of what happened.
so much so that some person, could wonder out loud here, why the bachur was up?
these comments here could be coming from anyone, even goyim l’havdil.
there is nothing about these comments that seem unique to a yid or all the more so, a chossid!
the Rebbes shul, the Rebbes reaction, directive. nothing.
just a bunch of narishe things that the sechel of lhavdil a goyshe 8th grader can come up with.

December 9, 2014 12:46 pm

This attacker was already known by the police for crimes since 1982.

December 9, 2014 12:32 pm

This attacker was already known by the police for crimes since 1982.

police officer
December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

When the guy dropped the knife, the officer should’ve immediately tackled him, or at least handcuffed him. Instead, he looked away. and then when the man went for the knife the officer backed away.

he's crazy-ill
December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

Boruh Hashem didn’t become like in Jerusalem! ! Tank you God!!

December 9, 2014 12:22 pm

1- There should be code entry in to 770!!!

December 9, 2014 12:02 pm

say tehilim

December 9, 2014 11:53 am

NOT meaning to find fault with the NYPD taking down the assailant, but any chance that the police could have “Tased” (stunned him with a Taser) the guy, and thus avoiding killing him (maybe he’s not suffering now, but I’ll bet his family is)? One has to have rachmones (where possible) on a mishugena Goy too (any way on his family).

December 9, 2014 11:53 am

i am surprisd

mentally ill??????
December 9, 2014 11:20 am

None of you know what he was.Maybe this maybe that- maybe drugs.So you prefer he does more harm so you can figure out whether to shoot or not?What is wrong with you people?Police assess the situation and this guy already stabbed someone.He was shot to protect YOU!!Get it?

its finally time
December 9, 2014 11:04 am

This is sad. Yes there are lots of question marks on this story, but I think that there is a hallowness in everyone hearts asking what is the purpose. Years ago the mentally ill were locked up amd tortured. But as the world became a better place we learn to give more rights to people the mentally ill are given free rights unless they are suicidal or threatened to kill others. AS geshe and a sibling of one who is mentally ill I ask where is the community when it comes to mental illness.? How come special needs gets so… Read more »

rufua shlema to the bochur
December 9, 2014 10:39 am

I feel for the bochur that got shot, but what was he doing at 2am in the morning, he should of been sleeping, and why couldnt the police just take the knife away from the tug, because as I see in the picture there was a couple of offices, so they should of tried to take away his knife instead of shooting him, who knows Sharpton may intervence and they may just protest about the shooting

Our Worst Nightmare is Happening
December 9, 2014 10:33 am

As a child I was always amazed that 770 was open 24/7 as an adult it made me anxious and now I am afraid. Combine the tense situation in the world and open hunting season on police officers makes for a volatile situation. I believe the reason the chossid said “Don’t shoot” is to publicize to the world that we are a civilized people and don’t want people shot and killed needlessly. Unfortunately the perp was mentally ill and left the police officers no choice when he ran toward the officer wielding a knife. Hopefully this video footage will alleviate… Read more »

December 9, 2014 10:22 am

DId events occur under the YECHI sign? What a message!

Hatzalah is Amazing
December 9, 2014 10:16 am


This is awful
December 9, 2014 10:16 am

and truly terrifying. we need answers – how will security be increased? these are our children!

Oh my goodness...
December 9, 2014 10:09 am

A stabbing takes place and we all whip out our phones to picture and video it?
Have we lost the plot?

refua shlema to Levi Yitzchak ben Raizel
December 9, 2014 10:03 am

it shood be clasiified like “cop-assisted suicide” but police is realy nontrained nonprofessional(((
p.s. bachurim that make video . why risk your own life if you can’t do normal video?

December 9, 2014 9:54 am

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

Where is Hanholoh
December 9, 2014 9:45 am

the yeshiva staff are not at all doing their job, why is this 22 yr old up at 2:00am , they belong in bed .
The morning seder starts at 7:00 am . see his attendance record , where is Mashgichim ?

unanswered serious questions!!!
December 9, 2014 9:34 am

where were the tasers? why was he shoit the nyd officers are not heroes the incidemt happened @ 145 am!!! why were the doors even open? how was he able to just walk in where were the police that are supposed to be right outside?? The doors on a non eent night are suppose to be locked app. 11:30 am- 12 am this wa swell afterwards why weren’t they this animal wa sin 770 yesterday why wa she not apprehended then? why was he not seen as soon a she pulled in front of 770 @ 145 in the morning????… Read more »

December 9, 2014 8:40 am

Why dont the police have tasers???

thank you nypd
December 9, 2014 8:40 am

This man sounds like he was mentally ill. Sad sad

This is upsetting
December 9, 2014 8:27 am

This man could have lived, instead he chose to pick the knife up again and attack the officer. The loss of life is upsetting. Lesson: Don’t mess with police officers, they will use deadly force if threatened.

Kol HaKavod NYPD!
December 9, 2014 8:26 am

Thank you to the NYPD officers for their heroism and bravery. I hope they get medals and promotions instead of abuse and second-guessing. Refuah Shleimah to Levi Yitzchak ben Raizel.

#8 if he stabbed the "brave Bochur" would that br brave or stupid
December 9, 2014 8:23 am

Once someone is known to be violent do not reason with him – run away and let the police do their job. Just having a weapon in 770, let alone using it on a bochur, is reason enough for the police to shoot him.

December 9, 2014 8:18 am

“Look at hatzola helping him. That’s the picture the world needs to see. ”

Spread the picture! Only Jews would do this!
Learn Today’s Tanya! Empty Building message.

terrible cop job
December 9, 2014 8:18 am

For black guy with no knife in manhattan too many police on top of him and strangled him, but for this guy with a knife one officer at the beginning and scared of him. This tell us police aren’t accurate.



December 9, 2014 8:10 am

For the past two weeks, black “ministers” have been comparing ferguson and NYC to “Palestine.” one has to wonder if this assailant heard sharpton’s incitement to anti Jewish violence. Mentally I’ll? Not the assailant maybe.

Thanks nypd
December 9, 2014 8:05 am

You prevent gd forbid more people from being stabbed as this animal was ready to swing his knife at more people

thank you
December 9, 2014 7:55 am

COL i am glad you decided to show the entire videos. with a warning that discretion is needed, obviously not for children. good call.
we all need to see for three long minutes they begged the man to drop the knife to avoid another situation like Ferguson.

#8 the bochurim were NOT brave
December 9, 2014 7:48 am

The bochurim should have let the officers do their work without interfering. Especially that one standing between the officer and the assailant, and started giving the officer orders – he put his life at risk for no reason (and made it harder for the cop to do his job).

Kol hakavod to the officer who tried to de-escalate the situation before pulling the trigger. We owe him our thanks for preventing more assaults.

December 9, 2014 7:44 am

Just wondering the stupid Israeli guy who said to the police officer “don’t shoot” he is a hamor gadol.
Officer did a great job. Justice served

Excellent work
December 9, 2014 7:28 am

Congratulations NYPD. Officer did the best he could to de-escalate the situation, and only used deadly force when his other options ran out. I don’t think he was looking at the guy’s skin color, he was looking at his weapon. My completely uneducated opinion? A good shoot.
Refuah Shleima to the victim, and Baruch Hashem a worse tragedy was averted.

hashem yishmor
December 9, 2014 7:25 am

Oy vey hope this doesnt lead to more riots for being killed by police!!!! 🙁

Stop with the questions
December 9, 2014 7:24 am

The cop is a Hero
Nissei Nissim
The bochur should have a Refuah Shelaima
Today is a happy day.
Much more went right….p
In the zchus of
יט כסלו ….
And the month of Geulah
Thank you Rebbe.

Stop asking so many questions
December 9, 2014 7:15 am

Number 10 is right

December 9, 2014 7:03 am

How many times was he shot?
Did they shoot him again, when he was already on the floor?

Didn't need to shoot him
December 9, 2014 6:59 am

The second he put the knife down the cop should have grabbed it or at least knocked it away, before holstering his weapon

December 9, 2014 6:16 am

With all the recent stories with cops killing blacks, this cop couldn’t do his job right. This animal just stabbed someone! The cop should have shot him right away when he was refusing to put the knife down.
We as a community should thank the cop for his work. It’s the least we can do.

One community!
December 9, 2014 6:10 am

Look at hatzola helping him. That’s the picture the world needs to see. One community not like david dinkins said 2 communities

It is one community
December 9, 2014 6:03 am

The Rebbe told David dinkins so understand this person was mentally challenged and has mamish nothing to do with race

get the message out
December 9, 2014 5:44 am

Let this be a lesson that anyone who comes into 770 to attack Jews will be gunned down.

to 8#
December 9, 2014 5:39 am

no, this guy is not brave, he is stupid.
in such situations, you get out of the way and let the police do their work.

December 9, 2014 5:21 am

Kol haKavod for the bochers who try to calm the man down and convince the police officer not to kill him even though the assailant had already knived down a person.

Gut gedavennen
December 9, 2014 5:18 am

I can’t believe the inanity of these comments. #1, you are right. But mentally ill or not, this was inevitable. ANYONE can walk in without search, including terrorists dressed as Chassidim. How would we know? At least the lowlife died in hospital & not in 770.

Name for Tehillim: Levi Yitzchak ben Raizel.

To number 2
December 9, 2014 4:57 am

No, after the African American died he came back with Techyas Hamaysim and attacked the Bochur.

December 9, 2014 4:55 am

Can we have the bochurs full name for Tehillim?

December 9, 2014 4:51 am

No after the guy was dead

treating him
December 9, 2014 4:46 am


December 9, 2014 4:42 am

When was the bochur stabbed, before this confrontation?

December 9, 2014 4:38 am

Time for Israeli style checkpoints. The attacker was probably mentally ill