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‘Knock the Jew’ is Name of Game

A series of attacks on Jews in Crown Heights streets may be a game played by black youth, titled "Knock out the Jew." Full Story, Video

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Look out, Here Comes De Blasio!
November 25, 2013 3:30 pm

It seems that the muggers know that incoming mayor Bill deBlasio is “their man” just as was the case with David Dinkins in the past. Where is Rabbi Kahane & the J,D.L. when we need them? At one time deBlasio worked in the Dinkins administration.

here comes the bad, old days!

What would the Rebbe do?
November 14, 2013 9:10 pm

I taught black kids in a school in TN. It took a while, but I got through to them. They would shh each other if they saw I was benching. Chabad leaders need to get with black HS principals and plan some sort of event to unify the community. A mitzvah campaign for the black kids to participate in to build up their self esteem and makethem feel,like menshen.

I have a question...
November 14, 2013 12:46 am

Do you think that if the main agenda in this community, both Shluchim and e/one else, would be to teach the world about 7 laws of Noach to bring Moshiach, as the Rebbe told us is the ONLY SHLICHUS left to do… do you think perhaps, 20 years down the line, we wouldn’t be having these problems?

The ball is in our court… we have plenty of work to do. Let’s make it top agenda in Lubavitch… the Rebbe knew what he was talking about after all!

good job
November 13, 2013 11:36 pm

I actually like how Mr Behrman spoke

November 13, 2013 3:50 pm

Your comment is certainly true about many of the Black people in this particular neighborhood, I couldn’t have said it better. Sad but true. As for #29, reacting to these violent, disrespectful incidents by telling us that our reaction shows disrespect to all people is a distortion. We, as a community are the most respectful of the people in this neighborhood and the only strangers that even THEY can feel safe walking past- or perhaps you prefer the brand of respect that we have been receiving from our Black neighbors?

its not their colour
November 13, 2013 3:35 pm

its their behaviour, why are they so low, so scummy, so awful that whatever you do for them, its no good.

I wonder what oprah Winfrey thinks of this.

Maybe we should let her studios know.

we need to get the bu;;ies pf the jewish schools and stick them out on the streets so that they can get a smack. maybe that would shock em they would stop their nasty bullying of other jewish children.

My family was raised to respect all ppl
November 13, 2013 11:37 am

Of all colors…

There are only two groups of ppl,
Good ppl, (who behave well) and Bad ppl (who behave badly).

Not all dark skinned ppl are biggots like these thugs, not all white ppl are KKK,haters, either!

To #8
November 13, 2013 11:04 am

Are you a German Jew circa 1938 who thinks if we play nice they will like us & leave us alone? Times have changed, my friend. NEVER AGAIN. Stop hiding your head in the sand, the animals see the rest of you.

The shakers
November 13, 2013 10:09 am

Time to bring in Curtis Sliwa

November 13, 2013 9:29 am

Please get your education about the “Knockout Game”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF9lV319yg4 No Rabbi Behrman: It is NOT a game targeting Jews. It is NOT a game targeting white people. It IS a game targeting people who are alone, and defenceless. It is a game that highlights the problem with (black?) youth. (And it is the job of parents, educators, and the police to take care of this issue…) This is not to say that the local kids are not targeting Jews. I dont think its a question that local black teens ‘dislike’ their Jewish neighbors. But are you any better?! Go ask… Read more »

November 13, 2013 8:46 am

I’m not going to rant about how we need to change the CH Community Council… but can someone convince them to bring someone onto the team who can talk/dress like a mentch? Where is Zaki Tamir? He is well put together and I’m guessing well spoken. If you’re going to ‘represent’ Crown Heights, please put on a normal hat or don’t wear one at all. Please remember that you are the worlds ‘window’ into our community. Sit straight, and perhaps consider getting a haircut? This is not nearly as bad as some of the other times Crown Heights has been… Read more »

November 13, 2013 8:20 am

Haha! I was thinking the same thing

November 13, 2013 8:03 am

Unfortunately I totally agree – what a shame on some many very nice people.
Sharpton instead of yappin about nonsense would be a real man if he took this issue to head.

if so
November 13, 2013 2:27 am

WHO IS SPREADING THESE GAMES??? they don’t just decide to do such things randomly without leaders/teachers

November 13, 2013 1:59 am

Where r the T.V. sreet monitors

November 13, 2013 1:15 am

Black as day. Our neighbors have raised and continue to raise shameful excuses for human beings. As Jews we may be insular but we don’t harm anyone by our eccentricities. The black community should be ashamed and shamed for their utter failure to create generations that are somewhat improved upon the last. It’s seems their culture degenerates with each generation.

November 13, 2013 1:15 am

Frankly, I’d like to see Mr. Behrman not use the word frankly in a case that quite frankly does not need to be frankly pointed out.

A golem
November 13, 2013 1:03 am

We need a golem. Anyone know how to make one?

November 13, 2013 12:49 am

i agree with number 13 we need someone that has a big mouth to stand up for us also we need to have a rally with the community coming out to show we mean business

Listen up
November 13, 2013 12:34 am

I see once in a while this group they go up through Albany and empire and split up , if we get a couple of crazy guys like me , we can follow them from behind and give them a …….. , I will start from 9 tomorow wednesday . Meet me on Albany and empire

November 13, 2013 12:17 am

Were is hynes when all of this is happening? Why is he not throwing the book az these thugs? To charge yidden in the shechuna with hate crimes he is quick to do it. Seems like anti semitsm

Where's Beryl Sugar?!?!?
November 13, 2013 12:15 am

Where’s Beryl Sugar?He talks the talk and walks the walk and doesn’t let up or buckle under the knees sweet talking until the police take it literally. It’s not even his family member and he’s out there doing all he can to bring justice to our community.

We need a Jewish Al Sharpton
November 12, 2013 11:50 pm

We might despise him but he gets results for the Black community. We have Dov Hikind…another big talker. And Chanina. I rest my case.

Friend in CH
November 12, 2013 11:49 pm

Go Miriam
You are amazing and always looking to help!
You’ve got a lot of fans

November 12, 2013 11:25 pm

There is a need.. and if it’s not stopped it gets bigger and bigger until it’s completely out of control- like now.

not antisemitism
November 12, 2013 10:57 pm

I am sorry to say this has nothing to do with antisemitism.
Its a sick new game being played by african american youths called Knockout.
Go on youtube and you can see horrific videos of youths playing this game.
Several people have been critically injured and they have even killed a couple people.
Its a sick world and these kids will do almost anything for a little attention and sensationalism.
Be glad you can write about it….very sad!!!

to # 4
November 12, 2013 10:36 pm

I once Had a similar situation, but not with NEED rather shmirah brushed it off.

November 12, 2013 10:26 pm

it was a mistake to call the media .the police could find these guys without the media .all its going to do now create copycats bec now all the black kids know about this and there chas vshalom be more of this knockout

Go into the Pubilc Schools
November 12, 2013 10:11 pm

Imagine everyone’s uproar if the roles were reversed.
the police should have Chasidim go into all the Public
junior High School and High School Classes to talk to the Black youth.
When we would talk and interact the kids would have a better feeling towards the Yidden.

Tzelem Elokim
November 12, 2013 9:57 pm

Di vus lernen abisul chasidus, farshteyin vus ich meyn, a chosid (9an emmeser chossid) hut gurnisht tzu zich shreken foon!

Moshiach now!

there are many levels and many lessons here
November 12, 2013 9:27 pm

The bottomeline is, as chasidim we need to each do our part Bgashmiyus and Bruchniyus to increase safety! vda”l

Not the Quantity but the Quality
November 12, 2013 9:16 pm

I also used to think that the police are here to help like they are in other neighborhoods and I couldn’t understand why Crown Heights seems to be different from everywhere else. A few years ago I was harassed and chased after by black ‘youths’. I got away and saw which house they went into. I knew they would attack the next Jewish woman who passed by, so being naive about the way things work in Crown Heights I called the police- who came and sided with the culprits because I was alone- until more people came and they had… Read more »

November 12, 2013 9:00 pm

BS”D how play video

Thanks for the sensationalist headline
November 12, 2013 8:42 pm

“And they’re playing a game: ‘knockout.’ ‘Knock out the Jew,’ maybe…”

Lack of Jewish Pride
November 12, 2013 7:51 pm

I believe all this sport against Yidden is backlash from the insane response of the Israeli government to terrorism in Israel which is played out daily in the media. If a Yid doesn’t demonstrate that another Yid is priceless, why should a non-Jew think otherwise?