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    Jewish Man Overpowers Attacker

    A Jewish man who was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack in Crown Heights Thursday was able to get the better of his attacker. Full Story

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    yayyayy!
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    yayyayy!

    Jews prevail ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Tizku l'mitzvos
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    Tizku l'mitzvos

    Unfortunately, the cops or judge won’t do much.

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    to 1

    the torah says that you shouldnt behappy when one of hashems creations are destroyed or in this case arested

    ch.er
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    ch.er

    don’t mean to be rude,,, just a question, why is everything called or tried to be considered a hate crime,,

    its an old trick asking someone for the time,,, seeing his cell. looks good.. like an I-Phone, hell yeah grab it,,, a blatant robbery.. be safe out there

    BH!!!
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    BH!!!

    ื•ืืžืจืช ื‘ืœื‘ื‘ืš ื›ื—ื™ ื•ืขื•ืฆื ื™ื“ื™ ืขืฉื” ืœื™ ืืช ื”ื—ื™ืœ ื”ื–ื”?! ื•ื–ื›ืจืช ืืช ื”’ ืืœืงื™ืš ื›ื™ ื”ื•ื ื”ื ื•ืชืŸ ืœืš ื›ื— ืœืขืฉื•ืช ื—ื™ืœ!

    To 4
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    To 4

    Because randomly punching people in the face isn’t a robbery

    am ha'aretz
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    am ha'aretz

    to # 3, can you quote a specific sefer that talks about an “arrest”? what do you think we do in Purim? and besides, who was destroyed here?

    # 3 -GET A LIFE
    Guest
    # 3 -GET A LIFE

    WHERE ARE YOU SOURCING YOUR LUDICROUS STATEMENT? DID YOU NOT HEAR OF AMALEK, HITLER,ETC.
    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. AND TO # 4-CAN YOU THINK OF ANOTHER MOTIVE FOR UNPROVOKED ASSAULT ?

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    to 8 7

    my source is the torah i dont know exactly were

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    He was probrably trying to rob him, so the guy thought he would knock him out and take his cell phone, good for the guy that was able to apprehend him and call the police

    To #3 (#9)
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    To #3 (#9)

    Commenters #7 and #8 are correct. Here’s a relevant bit of Gemara (Megillah 16a), paraphrased:

    Haman had to prostrate himself for Mordechai to climb up on him to get on the king’s horse. As Mordechai was climbing up, he kicked Haman, who said, “Doesn’t your Torah say that you shouldn’t be happy when your enemy falls?” To which Mordechai replied, “That is talking about Jews. For your kind, we are told that we Jews will tread on our arrogant enemies.”

    wondering
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    wondering

    maybe he was upset that it took him to long to respond what time it was?

    No Time
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    No Time

    No #12, they were not upset about whether or not he told them the time quickly enough. They didn’t need to know the time. This is their way of engaging with and attacking Jews- asking the time (or in the past asking for a light). This is the first time, the very first – that I hear of a Jew in Crown Heights fighting back. If it could be done more often- either by the victim when possible, OR by bystanders these animals would stop choosing Jews as easy prey.

    He shouldn't have apprehended
    Guest
    He shouldn't have apprehended

    He should’ve broke every bone in his body so the next thug thinks twice

    people oF CH.
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    people oF CH.

    get self defence lesoons!!! Women and Men and young adults!! DO NOT LET ANYONE SCARE U! DEFEND YOURSELVES! I think the police should also learn how yo defend themselves from these evil animals instead of looking away and pretending they see nothing!!

    TO # 13
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    TO # 13

    THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME BY FAR. DURING THE DAYS OF THE MACCABEES ( THE FIRST SHEMIRAH PATROL ANYWHERE ) IN THE LATE 60’S OF WHICH R” SHMUEL SCHRAGE A”H WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS, THERE WAS PLENTY OF DEFENSIVE ACTION, AND DURING THE RIOTS OF 1991 THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF NOT ONLY DEFENSIVE ACTION ,BUT QUITE A BIT OF OFFENSIVE ACTION ALSO.DURING THE LATE 50’S AND EARLY 60’S THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF DEFENSIVE RETALIATION BETWEEN THE “ETNIC ” STUDENTS OF PS61 ( PUBLIC SCHOOL ON CROWN NEXT TO BAIS RIVKAH WHICH AT THAT TIME… Read more ยป

    my opinion
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    my opinion

    i think its about time that yeshivas should dedicate one hour a day towards teaching the bachurim self defense. It’s a matter of pikuach nefesh and bifrat the rebbes kinder.

    Gmcd
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    Gmcd

    I agree with post #3

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    to #18

    Don’t think we don’t realize that “GMCD” stands for GeMillas ChasaDim- u titled urself that way cuz ur being nice to #3 and defending him from the others.
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Hashem may not like it when we rejoice when one of His creations are in despair but in this case a Jew was being attacked so its a good thing he was able to fight off his attackers.

    All because of cell phones
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    All because of cell phones

    As all the ills of our time, this unfortunate incident only has happened because of our over-dependence on cell phone. This Jewish Crown Height resident should have looked at his watch while keeping an eye on the thugs.

    Get It Right
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    Get It Right

    # 21 you are blaming the victim? He was attacked and singled out by these this who were looking to cause trouble. They would have found any excuse to approach the victim, who by the way he was not walking but working. He was on a forklift at his job when he was attacked. COL you should really get the facts and do some research before reporting

    I no speak Engliss
    Guest
    I no speak Engliss

    Use this reply for every single interaction on the street.

    JUST A MOTHER AND TEACHER:)
    Guest
    JUST A MOTHER AND TEACHER:)

    To number 3…source of what you are saying comes from the introduction to kapitel 7 in tehillim. One ought not be happy but this action towards an unprovoked attack, had to be done.

    StrongProudZionistAussieJew
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    StrongProudZionistAussieJew

    Excuse me!
    If a person is attacked they have every legal right to defend themselves and if safe to do so they are legally entitled to perform a citizens arrest and hold the criminal for police!
    As for the Halacha regarding such activities..
    There is zero laws prohibiting a victim from acting in the interest of their own safety , furthermore this man performed a great Mitzvah by potentially saving other innocent people from becoming victims!
    We are not living in the 1930’s!
    We are not ghetto Jews !
    We will not live in fear!
    NEVER AGAIN MEANS NEVER!!!!!

    Awesome
    Guest
    Awesome

    Publish the hero’s name and picture. You are awesome, man!

    rbr
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    rbr

    i agree with #3

    to #19
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    to #19

    i didnt mean to write those letters it was by mistake

    To all!
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    To all!

    Why are you all fighting we are all jews, be normal and menchlich and dont fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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