By COLlive reporter
In the latest in the ongoing series of incidents of harassment and assault against Jews in New York, a passerby spat at and cursed a Jewish man in Crown Heights on Wednesday.
Jack Blachman, a Crown Heights resident, told COLlive that he intervened after seeing a man harassing two Jewish children near Albany Avenue and Carroll Street.
After Blachman followed the man for 5 blocks and called the police, the man subsequently turned on Blachman aggressively and shouted at him that Jews had “created a cult.”
Blachman recorded a video of the man shouting anti-Semitic expletives at him.
“Y’all created the cult,” he said, after using anti-Semitic slurs, and spat in Blachman’s face.
Blachman said he reported the incident to the police, who said the man could not be arrested since he had not committed an assault, but Blachman was able to file a harassment complaint.
“The moral of the story is, if you see someone attacking Jews, do not ignore it,” Blachman told COLlive. “take a video and call the police. Do not walk away.”
Blachman shared photos and videos of the man, hoping to warn other residents to be on the lookout for this man.
“If you see this thug attacking anyone, please report him to the 71st Precinct, as they now have a record of him attacking Jews,” he said.
This latest attack follows another similar incident on Tuesday, when a man hurled anti-Semitic expletives at Manhattan Shliach Rabbi Uriel Vigler.