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Jewish Man Violently Assaulted

Just in: a group of teenage black males violently assaulted a 19-year-old Jewish man on Motzoei Shabbos in Crown Heights. Full Story

Mr. Efraim Steinmetz, OBM

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Out of State Jew
January 15, 2019 8:58 am

This pains me to see my brethren being mistreated. I am a Black Jew. That’s why this pains me. My ancestors dealt with this during the Civil Rights movement. Yes you are right what if the shoe was on ther other foot? You would have who’s who in the political zoo there. I can’t tell you what to do but if you will allow me to make a suggestion It’s okay to defend yourself. That’s what the Maccabaees did. That’s what we did in Israel during the six days war. We defended ourselves and HaShem was with us. Yes do… Read more »

to #44
January 14, 2019 7:35 pm

the kind of reckless behavior you are advocating only exacerbates problems, leaving cooler heads to figure out how to get hotheads out of the trouble they get themselves in to. having said that i do agree that local politicians are quickly realizing that not only do we have no “bite”, we don’t even do enough “barking.” shame on every one of anash who is legally able to vote and doesn’t bother, or doesn’t even bother to register to vote because they’re afraid it might activate a call to jury duty or something. you can’t have it both ways. you want… Read more »

How is the bochur
January 14, 2019 11:15 am

How is the Bochur now? Refua shelaima.

to #31
January 14, 2019 10:23 am

theres only 1 deterrent. next time catch these criminals and hang em. it wont happen again

#1 is correct
January 14, 2019 1:26 am

Silence equals acquiescence. We need local volunteer groups to patrol, catch and capture and put the fear in these animals. That is, and has always been, the only way.

Api TEVAH...
January 14, 2019 12:07 am

Achdus, yes! Tefilla & Chesed, yes! Increasing Voter Registration, yes! But I am buying PEPPER SPRAY for my family members IMMEDIATELY! Better SAFE than sorry, Hashem y’racheim!!!😕 (P.S. they sell it in Sunshine Pharmacy)

for everytime the word should has been used
January 13, 2019 10:54 pm

looking through the comments the word should has been used a lot. Someone should …. they should …..
its easy to be an armchair warrior, stop whining and go do something. If this is not your thing go do some chessed.

To 21 and Anyone Else
January 13, 2019 10:24 pm

Serious crowdsourcing here—who in the neighborhood has the conacts and reach to start organizing voter drives? No need to post names publicly, but seriously give it some thought. Discuss this at shul during kiddush and over shabbos. I will be doing the same. Once we have movement on this, we can worry about The Who/what/and when of voting cohesively.

To # 10
January 13, 2019 9:22 pm

You are wrong- the police did help in Pittsburgh and stopped the evil perpetrator from going to the next shul on his list, BH

Brooklyn yid
January 13, 2019 8:14 pm

There are things that need to be done to make crown heights safer. My question to all of you is are the yuppies getting attacked. I would assume they do. What you need to do with shmuel is get dogs. Dogs are a good deterrent to crime. Talking about guns is not realistic because to get a gun license in nyc is very difficult. I know because I have licensed guns for over 20 years. Crown heights is improving. Not so long ago you did not see a white face on the black side of the park. Now when you… Read more »

January 13, 2019 5:53 pm

Loshen Hora is in itself harmful to all parties involved.

There are all sorts of readers, of all ages, and not everyone reacts the same way or with the same ease or the same strength.

Be considerate of others and their differences, including those who practice Halachic standards.

Demonstrate you know why Loshen Hora is wrong in the first place, please.

January 13, 2019 3:58 pm

Shmira does amazing work I see almost every night in there marked vehicles patrolling sometimes I even saw 3-4 am
It’s good to go home at night knowing there are guys members that are married who have families leaving wife and kids to go do good for our our community 22 you should be ashamed of your self

#22 haters will always be haters
January 13, 2019 3:51 pm

Haters will always be haters
Shmira gets things done

We don't need more PHOTO OPTS
January 13, 2019 3:20 pm

We need real action from our community leaders NOT MORE PHOTO OPTS !

January 13, 2019 2:09 pm

The only reliable long term approach is implementing the Rebbe’s call for a moment of silence in the public schools, and increasing the awareness and observance of the Sheva mitzvos.

Menachem mendel
January 13, 2019 11:57 am

First off Moshiach Now, Everyone report to Jury duty and make sure to convict every criminal , pack heat like the saying goes every Jew a 22 .

More cameras
January 13, 2019 9:34 am

There needs to be cameras everywhere. It’s a deterrent.

to #5
January 13, 2019 9:23 am

With a kind one, You show Yourself kind, with a sincere man, You show Yourself sincere.
With a pure one, You show Yourself pure, but with a crooked one, You deal crookedly. Israel is respected and feared not because it takes its Complaints to the UN but because it FIGHTS BACK.

absolutely correct
January 13, 2019 9:10 am

dont tell us what what WE should do..i.e. cameras etc..lets get police to put the fear of G-d into these chayos..We must make a geshrei and surround the police station with protests! its their job to protect us..we cant even walk; our streets again..C”V like the ’70’s??

To #7
January 13, 2019 9:06 am

You do realize that the tyrannical powers that be don’t allow individuals the inalienable right to keep and BEAR arms for self defense.

Sad as this is, are you saying Jews should become felons?

January 13, 2019 9:04 am

To # 14 A couple of guys who have black belt know how to fight should walk the streets in when you have the subs asking you want to fight they should show them a thing or two

January 13, 2019 9:02 am

To # 19 Eating in restaurants or taking pictures

How does the bocher feel
January 13, 2019 9:01 am

I hope he has a easy recovery.

January 13, 2019 9:00 am

you are so right I’ve been saying that so many times that someone should put together all these type of crimes and make an issue exactly what you’re saying And not is just The crimes they should go around Sundays by all the churches where the cars are triple parked parked on sidewalks and asked why do they get different treatment the problem is who do you think is going to do it the people who like to have photo ops.

what's needed
January 13, 2019 8:53 am

Time to do teshuva. There needs to be more achdus. There needs to be less machlokes. There also needs to be more police present and better justice system – the would-be perpetrators should have fear of the government , innocent people should not have fear of criminal behavior.

to #5
January 13, 2019 8:46 am

The Rebbe said that is not the Jewish reaction.

I agree with #16
January 13, 2019 8:35 am

But until SOMEONE here organizes a serious voter registration drive – including absentee ballots for the hundreds of buchurim & girls that study / live out of Crown Heights nothing will change We still have not learned from Willy, Boro Park, Monroe etc that numbers of votes = real power. Until we finally figure that out and actually register everyone and vote as a community we are going in circles .

Chabad CH member
January 13, 2019 8:30 am

Crown heights Shmira is not what it used to be. They have a bunch of young guys running around who don’t know what’s going on. And they also have very few people in Shmira. It’s sad. A while back they had plenty of big healthy people involved.

January 13, 2019 8:14 am


Our community needs to gather together and do invite TV and all
January 13, 2019 7:58 am

Politicians and police and etc … enough is enough…
we are good to go to L”G baOmer parade so we are good to go and do meeting … it’s impossible and scary to raise kids and let them go around , crime and hate are in each corner …

We need Berel sugar
January 13, 2019 7:54 am

We need another protest like we had back in the day organized by berel sugar, that’s the only language the cops understand and are scared of. The last thing they need is the media involved doesnt look good for them

To number 4
January 13, 2019 7:10 am

I agree, but first we need better discussion and motivation in the neighborhood that when we have elections, people are actually registered and go out to vote. If we voted as a block and had EVERYONE eligible vote, we’d be in a much better political situation IMO.

January 13, 2019 6:01 am

Wihat is good for the goose is good for the gander. Why no surveillance cameras about?
There should be some kind of surveillance about.

JDL. N3ver Again
January 13, 2019 5:46 am

Perhapss it is time for a rejuvenated JDL

What you won't hear in the news
January 13, 2019 4:31 am

The secret reality is that blacks are about 3 times more likely to be anti semitic than the general population. Unfortunately the news decides what’s relevant, what’s news, and what’s reality.

Like someone above said “if it was the other way around…” then they would decide that this happened and how terrible it was, despite it being a rare incident. But when it’s this way, it never happened and it’s not so relevant despite it unfortunately being pretty common.

January 13, 2019 3:43 am

Frum, caring politicians in the area
Bikur Cholim for victims
A list of all attacks to be hand given to the head CNN or BBC office by a chossid.
Moshiach now!

January 13, 2019 3:07 am

But….you can have elections all you want… EVERY YID HAS TO GO & VOTE
Enough excuses …
otherwise nothing changes…

You Democrats will get no where
January 13, 2019 2:19 am

You need guns to defend your self the police are useless they didnt help you in pitsburg and they didnt help you tonight you need to protect yourselves from such evil hate crimes this is just like in russia and germany we were led to the slaughter because we let the government take our rights frim us guns dont just get up snd kill the same way cars dont just kill thousands of people a year you cant blame it on the gun it is your right to own one so go protect yourself. I dont want to be the… Read more »

Yossel Fried
January 13, 2019 1:52 am


January 13, 2019 1:47 am

Crazy NY who don’t care about their people.

another night another asault
January 13, 2019 1:39 am

when will we learn every jew a 22. I prefer a 44 it leaves a better commemoration.

January 13, 2019 1:10 am

If you see something say something call shmira 718-221-0303

To #2
January 13, 2019 12:58 am

You are right! I think for every such attack we should respond in kind. Throngs of Jew’s should start randomly attacking blacks until those rats learn it works both ways!!! We just need to sometimes use the ידים ידי עשו!!!

January 13, 2019 12:29 am

Happens again and again and our representatives do nothing , they keep quiet not to upset their friends, the politicians, and our Jewish community pays the price.Its about time for us to realize that they don’t care about us and they only care about themselves and their friends.WE NEED ELECTIONS URGENT and elect decent members of our community

January 13, 2019 12:24 am

The city shohld make subsidised surveillance cameras available . How is the victim?

Could you imagine if it were the other way around?
January 13, 2019 12:19 am

Could you imagine if groups of Jews were violently attacking blacks in Crown Heights for no reason other than to commit a hate crime?! The filthy anti-Semitic rag newspapers NY Daily News & NY Post would have it on the front cover each time!! And BBC & fake news CNN would be running the story nonstop. And the race baiter Al Sharpton would be out having a news conference on the corner near 770, inciting people to act against the Jews. But when Jews are attacked Rachmana Litzlan nobody cares. Someone should compile a list of all the violent hate… Read more »

January 12, 2019 11:50 pm

Have we not learned from our brother In Eretz yisroel,that silence is not the appropriate response? How many more attacks do we c” v need ,until there is real action taken . The word gets around really fast ” you can r”l beat up Jews,and no one does anything.