Rabbi Uriel Vigler, Rabbi of the Chabad Israel Center in Manhattan and director of the “Blev Echad” organization, was attacked with anti-Semitic slurs while walking on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan Tuesday morning, on the way to Shachris prayers.
“As I was leaving home, I saw a man who was a complete stranger to me, who saw that I had a Yarmulka on my head, a beard and tzitzit, and he began cursing me and spewing anti-Semitic slurs against Jews.
Rabbi Vigler quickly filmed the man who harassed him as he was walking away. He said he will be filing a police report about the incident. He asked anyone who has information on the identity of the man to reach out to him so that he could include that in the report.
Rabbi Vigler said his response to the incident is to do “just the opposite.”
“Light dispels darkness. If one meets a Jew whom we do not know, we should shower him with warmth and love, and tell him about the beauty of being Jewish. Through this, we will merit the coming of Moshiach,” Rabbi Vigler said.