On Sunday evening, a man in New York City hurled vile anti-Semitic remarks at a Hasidic Jew who was on his way to visit Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s resting place in preparation of the 25th anniversary of his passing.
The alleged assailant, who has not yet been identified, verbally attacked Menachem B. as Menachem was on his way to pay his respects to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known to many as the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
“We were on our way in preparation for his 25th passing anniversary which is on July 6,” Menachem told The Daily Wire.
According to Menachem, the man randomly approached him and his friend Moshe R. as they were leaving a barber shop in Brooklyn and began screaming at them: “You guys robbed me.”
Menachem said that he tried to get the man to calm down so he could figure out what the man’s problem was but then the man launched into hurling anti-Semitic remarks at them.
“Hitler didn’t not, Hitler did not kill enough of f–king all you,” the man can be seen screaming in one video. “Hitler did not kill enough. He had the right to kill all because [inaudible] rat Jews. The rat Jews.”
Moshe’s parents, who are both still alive, are both Holocaust survivors.
In response to the incident, Moshe asked Menachem: “What is this, Nazi Germany?”
“This was a totally unprovoked anti-Semitic attack and it’s very sad to see in America in 2019 this level of hatred,” Menachem told The Daily Wire. “I never thought I would encounter hate like this in America. Just as this was a random act of unprovoked hatred, I want to urge everyone to take the initiative to do random acts of goodness and kindness to others, regardless of any differences you may have them. At least this way something good can come out of this to counter the hate, to fight darkness with light as Lubavitcher Rebbe has taught us.”
Moments later, as both Moshe and Menachem were riding in a vehicle on the next block over, the man continued to hurl anti-Semitic remarks at them.
“Hitler had the right thing for all of you,” the man continued. “Hitler had the right to f–king kill every one of you.”
According to the police, anti-Semitic hate crimes have exploded in New York City by 82% just over the first quarter of 2019.
The Federalist noted that the surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York City has not received a lot of coverage nationally is because the assailants are not white nationalists.
Writing in the New York Post, John Podhoretz added: “We’ve seen numerous videos of these assaults, in which a bearded man in a yarmulke is smashed in the head or knocked down or otherwise physically set upon by one or two African-American men.”