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“I Thank G-d My Son is Alive”

At a press conference with elected officials to condemn the stabbing of Leiby Brikman, his mother Rivkah Brikman had an emotional message from him. Update: Watch the full footage. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Trying to help...
March 16, 2016 4:08 pm

I, just a kid, hear these things happening in Ny on COL sometimes, often. I think it’s very sad. This is very sad but Hashem really helped a lot. I want to try to help (with the help of my parents) you. I really hope Hashem makes him feel better soon and ‘he’ gets caught soon. Anyone who can help, should. Even if they are kids like me. They can get help from community members and grown-ups. I hope with Hashem’s help, and ours as in, the detectives and police, we will find this rasha so no more stabbing’s from… Read more »

Zalmy Schapiro
February 16, 2016 3:31 pm

to 29 I agree with you we need Cameras around Crown Heights every Store, home, Schools and Shuls and thank you all for making this wonderful meeting this our community and the most important thing if you see something say something

survelance cameras
February 14, 2016 11:00 pm

we have to insist the city to mount many more surevailance
cameras that are monitered live constantly.by the police .they are the future of patrol that will pervent crimes and save lives.

we must stop this !!!!!!!!!!!
February 14, 2016 3:57 pm

i see a lot of talk !!!!!!

what are thay doing to catch him!!!!!!

and to prevent it in the future !!!!!!!

February 14, 2016 10:56 am

Not enough!!!

Guns for new York
February 14, 2016 12:17 am

Is always a shame on how people who are law abiding citizens are always targeted in places where there is gun control. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, new Jersey, new Haven, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

February 13, 2016 9:00 pm

Mr. Klien HY”D was killed 10 years ago!!!
10 Years AGO.. Where is HIS murderer!!!!
Where are all these machers ( Community council )to find the murderer?????????????

To the Critics of Pictures
February 12, 2016 12:45 pm

For all of you who hate the pictures and the speeches, remember this: Years ago, it would only have been members of the community calling a press to demand that the city should do something, and no-one would listen. Today leaders like James, Stringer and Adams are the ones calling the press conferences, and law enforcement knows they need to be on top of it. For that alone, it’s worth it.

cold winter
February 12, 2016 12:25 pm

Im hashem lo yishmor eir shove shokad shomer no need for guns we need to pray

what a brave lady
February 12, 2016 11:02 am

im in tears for this lovely lovely lady.
And the daughter in law and all of them
Wish I had a mum in law like her.
Speedy recovery to you her son and may this never happen again.
Please get guns people.

Concern citizen
February 12, 2016 8:36 am

Lots of photos, lots of talk, time for action. There is reasonable video footage of the Villan so let’s find him and get him off the streets.

February 12, 2016 7:59 am

thank you to all the crown heights community council members for attending this very important meeting and showing the world that we will fight to maintain a safe neighborhood.

48 years in the hood
February 12, 2016 6:55 am

we need real action , by nite on albany av troy ave uitca ave not just a a lot of cops by day . i mean we them then to . but the grave yard shift need s man power .
all this photo opp is bull . pics and shaking
hands and kissing up . does not save lifes
i mean this was a big photo shoot
everyone who is who was at this photo
shoot . come on thats not going to save
lives , we need good old police work

My heart is breaking
February 12, 2016 3:23 am

Rivka, I don’t know you, but you brought tears to my eyes! You spoke beautifully! May your son have a speedy and full recovery, may this be a kapara and nothing worse should ever happen to him and he and is wife only have simchas until 120 years and more!!!

Nothing to see here...
February 12, 2016 12:43 am

Can someone please explain how photos of these smiling windbags help catch the thugs who are running loose on our streets?

Every time someone gets assaulted in this neighborhood, our fearless “leaders” smile for the camera, congratulate each other on a job well done, and disappear until the next attack…

Mrs brikman, beautiful woman inside and out!
February 12, 2016 12:38 am

And beautiful words from the heart.
You amaze me each time!
May hashem continue to give you the strength you need and may your son have an immediate refuah sheleima!
Moshiach now!!

Ahavas Chinom will bring Moshiach vs HATE
February 12, 2016 12:11 am

What goes on in Crown Heights affects the whole world. We need to think good about every precious Yid, speak good about every Yid, and talk with respect to every Yid, since they have a holy Neshama. Loving the Yidden who bother us, and work for us, will build a dwelling place for Hashem! The Mamer Heichaltzu guides us how to have Ahavas Chinom, this is our avodah now!

East New York Mental Health Housing Project
February 11, 2016 10:48 pm

Meanwhile, on East New York Ave between , Schenectady Ave and Utica Ave, NYS Office of Mental Health is the lead agemcy building 60 plus units for the seriously mentally ill and homeless next to two day care center. They are doing this based upon a fudged vote which falsely indicated this had community board approval. Your leaders don’t care and have ignored me for two years. Come to the community board.meeting the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Empire Middle School on Empire Blvd near the precinct to help support your Jewish brothers and sisters stay safe.

May Devori
February 11, 2016 10:44 pm

Shed only tears of joy TONGHT when she is united with her beloved son !

February 11, 2016 10:17 pm

I’d like to mention how presentable this women is, dressed well etc. and all this while being perfectly tzenius!

February 11, 2016 10:10 pm

U r fantastic!!!! Enuf!!!!

February 11, 2016 10:00 pm

Emotional hug with Devorah Halberstam:(

To Num 2
February 11, 2016 9:59 pm

Hopefully theyll take this more carefully!Hope!!!!!!!

Beautifully spoken
February 11, 2016 9:39 pm

Refuah shelaima & Besuros Tovos in CH!

AMAZING SAID !!!!!!!! AMEN!!!! MN!!!!
February 11, 2016 9:14 pm
Rivky, you are one of a kind
February 11, 2016 8:31 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Hashem Helps!
February 11, 2016 8:28 pm

Kol hakavod Mrs Brikman!

Tragic...Refuah Shelaima and
February 11, 2016 8:25 pm

wishy washy meeting.
‘The 7 Noahide Laws’ NOW!
C I V I L I Z A T I O N N O W !
boruch hoffinger

miryam swerdlov
February 11, 2016 8:05 pm

beautifully spoken. refua shlayma immediately.

Weekly gathering, But....
February 11, 2016 7:55 pm

These people couldn’t even get the snow shoveled off of the corners in CH how the heck do you expect them to take care of crimes?

February 11, 2016 7:52 pm

yes THANKS G-d
he was probably saved by the last press conference from the last incident
lets hear even one thing that came out of these photo ops
never saw one in Williamsburg