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The Crown Heights Riots Killed More Than One

Op-Ed by Tamar Adelstein: Al Sharpton's incitement during the Crown Heights Riots after the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum caused the deaths of others - which went unreported. Full Story

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Boro parker
May 22, 2019 11:12 am

Yes I recall the elderly holocaust survivor who out of fear thinking another holocaust was happening jumped to her death. There was another murder that police never presued. An Italian man with a beard was shot dead when he drove through crown heights for he was mistaken for a Jew. I went down to crown heights during second night of the pogrom to help my fellow yidden. Not one politician spoke up. Only senator Deamoto an Italian spoke up. The big mouthed secular jewish politicians and ADL cowards remained silent. To scream at President Trump they find their long tongues.… Read more »

The woman's name
May 22, 2019 11:21 am

Her name was Mrs. Estrin הי”ד. Her father was a chossid of the Friediger Rebbe and our current Rebbe.

Happy Lag B'omer
May 22, 2019 11:59 am

Throw his picture, along with pictures of the leaders of Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and pictures of other Jew haters in the Lag B’omer bonfire and ask Hashem to protect us, in the merit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

Medgar Evers Number
May 22, 2019 12:06 pm

Can the phone number of who we should call at the college to complain re Sharpton. Also, are there any politicians to be called. This is something we all can easily do. Also, when, where and time is commencement. Maybe we can get people to show up with signs. Please post numbers in article for better coverage. Thank you for the important message.

So sad
Reply to  Medgar Evers Number
May 22, 2019 1:36 pm

Your comment makes one sad because it shows that you actually (with the best intentions) believe that calling medgar evers to complain will make them want to do right and that it will generate anything other than negativity. It must be accompanied by the solid presence of politicians of integrity from outside of crown heights and actual enactment of bills enforcing the law.

Reply to  So sad
May 23, 2019 11:32 am

The internet is, by far, the most powerful tool for change the world has known. It educates people who otherwise are blocked from knowing. So, while you might be successful in annoying those who currently honor people like Sharpton with phone calls, letters and street protests, educating (in a convincing way – bi-ofen hamiskabel and chanoch linaar al pi darko) the blissfully ignorant and miled and misguided populace, as to the so-far unapologetic atrocities committed and caused, is a more lasting methodology of change in deep rooted (by misinformation) animosities.

Community leaders
May 22, 2019 12:11 pm

The African American they have al sharpton, we don’t have a decent leadership, that’s the difference, unfortunately for us

Z'chor....our weapon is Ohr ....
May 22, 2019 12:17 pm

1. Send this letter to pres. Trump.
2. Make a permenant sign or plaque to remember the victims
3. Commemerate the date of the murders ea year w an addition in Torah, tefilla, tzdaka etc.

May 22, 2019 12:19 pm

I have ptsd from the riots. I have nightmares that still haunt me as an adult. Sharpton needs to take responsibility for the harm he caused.

a clarification
May 22, 2019 12:21 pm

Thanks to Yitzyg who wrote reminding me that Sharpton’s mantra was actually, No Justice, No Peace! As my activities now focus on Shleimus HaAretz (publicizing the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s directives for bringing true peace and security to Israel) and where tragically the Arabs give our fellow Jews No Peace and there is little, if any, True Justice for Jewish victims of Arab terror, I automatically reversed the order. On another note, it was brought to my attention that Governor Mario Cuomo’s investigative report about the pogrom records Shaprton first arriving in Crown Hts the next morning on August 20th. However, I… Read more »

the way to fight anti semisitm
May 22, 2019 12:30 pm

We learn what to do about Anti Semitism from Sefer Beraishes when Yitzchok gives Yaacov the Brachos.Yitzchok benched Yaacov that he will be a master over his brother. Rashi explains that when Yaacovs descendents will learn Torah and do Mitzvos they will be a master over Aisev. However, when they forget and become lax then Aisav will rule over them. In general, Anti- Semitism is not the worst thing. Unfortunately, we have many Jews (including ourselves) that forget we are Jewish and weaken in our Jewish pride.When such a person gets yelled at, “Hey Jew” or other such names, it… Read more »

Actually we learn from Sefer Beraishis..
Reply to  the way to fight anti semisitm
May 22, 2019 1:40 pm

1. To daven. 2. try to appease and then 3. FIGHT. Note the story of Yaakov going to meet Esav and his army. I hope we’ve davened. But we’ve done way too much of the second item and zero of the third. And anybody can quote what the Torah says- that when you see someone coming to kill c”v, kill them first. It’s about time we started paying attention to the Torah’s directives.

a clarification
Reply to  the way to fight anti semisitm
May 22, 2019 1:52 pm

Any act that harms a fellow Jew (or any person for that matter) is a terrible thing – and that is why the Shulchan Oruch instructs us in detail about the mitzvah of Pikuach Nefesh – protecting and saving lives. And, this is why the Rebbe spoke so forcefully and tirelessly for decades about Pikuach Nefesh, protecting Jews, particularly in Eretz Yisroel – even more than on the inyan of Moshiach (as heard from Rabbi Butman) So yes, increasing our bond with Torah and Mitzvos, b’simcha – with inner and outer joy!, as well as ensuring al pi Halacha no… Read more »

Someone else went missing during the riots
May 22, 2019 12:32 pm

There was someone else who disapeared during the riots and was never found. He was an older shy man who ate every shabbos by my friends family. The family reported him missing to the police who did nothing and he was never found.

I never forgot those days! Wondered why the march didnt happen on shabbos, Hashem saved us.

Frederic Block
May 22, 2019 1:21 pm

Did his comment to the mother who miscarried (and has a serious criminal charge against the perpetrators) really go unpublicized? Amazing how Crown Heights keeps the crimes against the law abiding carefully under cover. I wonder why?

often hard to find the words...
Reply to  Frederic Block
May 22, 2019 5:00 pm

Of the 91 victims, including the estate of Yankel Rosenbaum, who filed the class action law suit, this woman was one of the few who was even given a chance to testify. In the face of such outrageous remarks (and Judge Block was just one among many who showed gross insensitivity to our community) it’s often hard to find the words to effectively respond. But another aspect of the class action law suit was the settlement awarded to the 91 claimants who filed, including the estate of Yankel Rosenbaum – a mere 1.1 Million dollars total. The day after the… Read more »

Sending letters to Rudy Crew is a good idea.
May 22, 2019 3:37 pm

I am making a copy of Tamar Adelstein’s article and sending it to Rudy Crew, President of Medgar Evers College. Address: Office of the Secretary, 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is when good men remain silent.

Looked Jewish
May 22, 2019 4:06 pm

There was also a non-Jewish man who looked Jewish who was killed.

Tamar for community council director
May 22, 2019 5:09 pm

In this one article, you have said and done much more than so many others have ever done!!

Less words, more action!
May 22, 2019 6:21 pm

Great article and nicely written. It’s funny how you mention that the authorities allowed this to happen and then ask to call Medger Evers or authorities… This does nothing (as history has shown) אם אין אני לי מי לי We gotta stand up for ourselves because ain’t no one gonna do it for us. הידים ידי עשו, it’s true that we should spread light but at the same time, we must do our part to protect ourselves. I think we need people to watch and pounce on attackers and beat em to a pulp b4 the cops come. I think… Read more »

Educate the students
May 22, 2019 7:31 pm

Put out pamphlets called “The truth about Al Sharpton” and distribute it on the CUNY campus.They can’t stop you You have freedom of speech or does freedom of speech only apply to Jew haters?

Reply to  Educate the students
August 28, 2019 12:49 am

Spot on!

Jews fearful to accuse blacks of hate crimes.
May 24, 2019 10:50 am

It’s well known that Jews will sacrifice afew for political correctness.That is why they will not press the “Hate Crime” on other minorities except if they are White.