The New York Post reports: Hatemongers have targeted Brooklyn’s Orthodox community with a vicious assault, a string of synagogue thefts and anti-Semitic vandalism targeting synagogues and Jewish neighborhoods.
In the most disturbing incident, a mob of six black teenagers shouting, “Dirty Jew!” and “Dirty kike!” repeatedly bashed Marc Heinberg, 61, as he walked home from temple in Sheepshead Bay last Friday at 9:15 p.m.
A thief or thieves also swiped seven silver ataras — decorative neckbands worth up to $600 each that are part of Orthodox prayer shawls — from five synagogues in Midwood last week.
And yesterday, vandals armed with a BB gun shot out windows of a dozen cars on Lee Avenue in Williamsburg, while a punk wrote “F–k Jews” in 3-by-3-foot letters at the Kererster synagogue on Berry Street.
Chaim Amalek posts: Was it necessary to mention that the mob of black teenagers attacking an elderly Jew was black? Such information can only serve to heighten racial tensions between these two groups. Let us all look beyond the issue of race (in any event a mere social construct) and instead celebrate our diversity.