A Chabad bochur was violently pushed to the ground by another man in Tel Aviv on Friday, apparently while encouraging passersby to lay tefillin.
Footage of the incident circulated on Sunday showed Levi Blau and two other Lubavitch bochurim walking down Allenby Street when the man knocked Blau to the pavement in an apparently unprovoked attack.
Blau told Channel 12 news that he and his companions were walking to the corner of Allenby and Ben Yehuda Street to do Mivtza Tefillin when he was attacked by a stranger.
“I never met him,” he said. “I was on the floor for two minutes, completely shocked,” he added.
Blau said that authorities were investigating the incident after he submitted a complaint to the police on Sunday.