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December 9, 2014 6:05 pm

New York Assemblyman Compares Attack at Chabad HQ to Jerusalem Synagogue Atrocity, as Stabbing Victim’s Condition Improves

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Levi Rosenblatt's condition is said to have deteriorated. Photo: Chabad.org.

The condition of Levi Rosenblatt, the 22 year-old yeshiva student who was stabbed in an early morning attack today at the world headquarters of the Chabad movement, has now improved, but is still serious, after a deterioration earlier in the day, local news site CrownHeights.info reported.

Rosenblatt was stabbed in the left side of his head after the knife-wielding assailant, Calvin Peters, a 50 year-old African-American man, went on a rampage at the building on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. Peters was shot dead by a police officer after refusing to surrender his knife.

Initial reports stated that Rosenblatt, who hails from the town of Betar Illit in Israel, was not seriously wounded and would recover. However, Rosenblatt is still in an induced coma, after doctors at Kings County Hospital discovered a vascular laceration that was causing internal bleeding and placing increased pressure on his brain.

He was then rushed to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for a non-invasive surgery, and doctors voiced optimism about the success of the procedure. His vitals are strong, they reported.

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It is not yet clear whether today’s attack will be classified as a hate crime, although several witnesses reported hearing Peters shouting “Kill the Jews!”

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind compared today’s attack to last month’s atrocity at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem, which claimed the lives of four Jewish worshippers and an Israeli Druze policeman.

“This incident is reminiscent of Har Nof,” Hikind said, adding that “Jewish communities around the world know what 770 (a popular abbreviation of Chabad’s address at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn) represents.”

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the latest medical reports on the victim’s condition.

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  • oliver grant

    No one, even in Israel suspects that the attack is connected to the one in Jerusalem, or that somebody could have recruited a man with an African accent posing as a mentally ill man to carry out an obvious terrorist attack on a jewish target?

  • STOP HATING THE JEWS !!! THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY !!!
    NOR HAVE THEY EVER BEEN !!!
    Yes, We are ALL GODS Children, but The JEWS are HIS Chosen People !!!
    We Must Rid The World of EVIL … And That IS NOT The JEWISH PEOPLE !!!

    GOD IS WATCHING YOU !!!
    YOU WILL HAVE TO FACE HIM ONE DAY …
    What will You Say ??? How will You Justify Your HATE for HIS People ???

    You can’t !!!

    • Rick

      Well said.

  • Get Real! We must leave and go to Israel.It’s time.

  • George Fredlund

    May the Blessed Creator of us all restore this wonderful young man to health and may our hearts be opened to understand what can be learned from this tragedy and work towards resolving our issues.

    • Yes there is a lot to learn from this: Hate them as much as they hate you but transform that hate into action. As our people should have learned over hundreds of years, trying to reason with hate filled Jew killers gets us nothing but maimed and killed.

      It should be as incumbent as putting on Tefillin in the morning every Jew surrounded by murderers in Israel or the United States should be armed.

  • victoria brandeis

    I HOPE YOU ARE WELL AND TRUST YOU WILL BE FILLED WITH JOY WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR EYES…PRAYING HARD FOR YOU.

    AS A CANADIAN I AM ASHAMED OF AMERICAN JEWRY…..THE SHARPTONS ARE EVIL THE PRESIDENT AS WELL…..WHEN ARE YOU AMERICANS GOING TO GET IT…..AMERICA IS ONE OF THE MOST HATED…..AND AS AMERICANS YOU TOO FALL INTO THEIR PLACE…THE SAD THING OUTSIDE OF THIS AWFUL INCIDENT IS THAT BLACK AMERICA WILL NEVER RECOVER…..THEY WILL ALWAYS REMAIN AT THE BOTTOM AND EVIL OBAMA IS MAKING SURE EACH PEG PUTS THEM FURTHER IN……AND, HE IS EQUALLY SHARING A HAND IN ALL THIS….WAKE UP AMERICA……

    WHY DID THEY KILL THIS MAN……HE COULD HAVE BEEN SIMPLY SHOT TO RESUME OR TASERED….

    I WOULD NEVER LIVE IN THE USA….THEY KILL THEIR OWN AND NOT TO BE TRUSTED…..NOW GO OUT AND WALK FOR POLLARD AS A MITZVA FOR THIS FINE MAN……

    AMERICAN JEWRY IS JUST TO BLAME…..

  • chaya chais

    Sharpton riots damage respectables property aand life work to pocket off criminals who he incites. Sadly, he could have used civilized energy to fix the inner city kids and improve police response. Let him raise the inner city messed up and not attack rhe police protecting the innocent, victims and themselves. Shame . If he cared, he would fight crime and team the kids for bettering their world instead of smashing and trashing it. A rabble rouser just makes more. Criminals who disrespect the law which were violated. The police wouldn’t be in danger if he dealr with the dangerous with all his energy used to destroy would be used to fix

  • The blacks suffer from Terrible Moronic Leaders. I remember in the 60s when president L.B. Johnson passed a lot of legislature to help the blacks, Head Start programs for improved education removing State restrictions on black voting etc. The blacks replied by making riots throughout the USA esp in Detroit (which never really recovered) the Watts district of CA and elsewhere. It had nothing to do with anything except TERRIBLE LEADERS!!! Now is no exception!

  • Rabbi Meyer Kahane was right. Never again. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  • Lauren Goldman

    Jews need to learn martial arts (but do not get certified as anything near a black belt, as your hands are then considered deadly weapons, similar to a gun). Ideally, Krav Maga would be the best skill, and/or learn how to use a knife, unless there is a chance that you would hesitate when it is needed to protect your life. Unless we fight back, we will always be seen as easy targets.

    Those who were murdered and their families need our prayers. It is sad that there is an increasing number of terror victims who need our prayers.

  • We should stand together in Tefilos and Tehillim for a refuah shelaimah for Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel. BUT we should also ask why, when the entire Jewish world has increased security for shuls, schools and communal buildings, why was a knife-wielding man able to walk in to 770 at 2 a.m.?

  • steven L

    Wrong color!

  • Don

    I have checked all 3 major networks in Chicago tonight. This was not reported. Additionally, I check MSN news tonight and it is not listed. WHY IS THIS NOT LISTED?

  • Johnd

    Must be another ‘lone wolf’. One of millions no doubt.

  • harry

    Obama is the cause of antisemitism he promised unrealistic dreams to the blacks and the whits that he couldn’t fulfill next step is anger confusion chaos and hates towards the Jews, and any association to money is a potential target !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pinchos Woolstone

    to say it was a hate crime, is sensationalist and unnecessary.
    The now deceased perpetrator was a mentally unbalanced man.
    We now need to pray for the young victim.

  • SHmuel HaLevi

    The only thing Jews can expect from the Obama administration and from the Sharpton savages is more murder, burning, stealing and mayhem. all of that and betraying is intrinsic to their make up.
    Once and for all ORGANIZE for self defense, train with weapons and assume control of your security. Never, ever rely on others.
    All attackers must be summarily terminated not matter what.

  • Yona

    It was a terrible thing that’s happened. No one should have to worry about their safety; I pray for his speedy recovery and for his family. As for assuming that we know the facts of this case, judgment should be put on hold till the full story comes to light. Reading some of the other replies has really broken my heart. As Jews, we know what it is to be hated, to be despised, and to have all manner of tales told about us to demean, dehumanize, and humiliate us… To see this now being directed at the Black community from this comment section is disheartening.

  • Larry G R

    Levy Yitzhak ben Raizel should have a quick and complete Refuah I pledge Tzedakah
    Eliezer Gedalia ben Shimom Zeilig

  • Esther Meyers

    All groups should unite to defend all victims of irrational attacks — openly Jewish
    Synagogues and Jewish groups should join with those who are protesting the killing of Garner who attacked no one and was treated with no concern for human life. We should make ourselves present in all people’s fight for human dignity.

    Let us join the peaceful protesters who view what happened to Garner as a needless
    tragedy — as he lay on the ground pleading for his life — “I can’t breathe” and the
    supervising police office just looked on.

    Let’s join together and not isolate ourselves. Let us shine our light to the world.

    Esther

  • Doye Agama

    I am personally disgusted and saddened by yet another attack on an innocent Jew. THIS MUST STOP AND IT IS TIME FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE A PUBLIC VOICE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE RISE IN ANTI-SEMITISM.
    However, millions of Black Christians around the world do stand with Israel, and several I know personally support Chabad. I myself have worked in and Eshol soup kitchen and warehouse in Israel. I have also supported Magen David Adom for many years.
    For those commentators (Yussi, Art and Rosenberg) on this page to refer to black people as savages, rioters and thieves is hugely disappointing and will only help to feed those other negative stereotypes about “racial attitudes among Jews”. While I understand your pain, I am personally very sorry indeed to read such comments by Jews against Black people.
    I add my prayers to yours for the miraculous recovery of Levi Rosenblatt.

  • yussi

    Paging Al”stick drek”sharpton!! where is your outrage now?? and how come the yeshiva students arent looting and burning buildings along eastern pkway? Huh? Because we are human beings,not low life savages…

    • oy gevalt, don’t you mean Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton?
      A real mench! Don’t worry. He will instigate the riots soon (unless of course Chabad pays a ransom!)

    • Riots (not by Us) We heal the Earth!

    • That is quite an ignorant thing to say; not all black people are savages, so don’t generalise…To do so is both prejudice and racist.

      Yes there have been idiots in the past that have rioted and what not, but that isn’t because they are black; it’s because they were being stupid. And YES this person committed a terrible act of violence that has left a innocent young man fighting for his life. But that doesn’t suddenly give a person the right to point fingers at all people that happen to share the same skin colour/”race”.

      We are all human beings, created by G-d; that includes black people- we are not all “savages”.

      …I think instead of getting fired up and angry, I think what we all should be focusing on is praying for the recovery of the young man.

    • American

      The Zionists do plenty of looting and stealing of land in Palestine.

      • Jesus is “The KiING of Israel” !!!
        The JEWS are GOD’s Chosen People !!!
        You will face GOD one day and You will be Judged on how You treat people who are different than You. In order to Hate Others, You must first Hate Yourself !!!
        THE JEWS ARE NOT THE ENEMY !!!
        The TEN COMMANDMENTS, is GOD’s LAW – OBEY THEM or You Will Never Enter The Gates Of HEAVEN !!!
        The LAND Belongs to THE JEWS – They are Only taking back what “Our Heavenly Father Gave Them !!!

        The JEWS keep trying to Love Their Neighbors … Yet Their Neighbors, for NO Reason, continue to Hate … WHY ???

        The WORLD must realize that “The JEWS ARE NOT THE ENEMY” !!!

      • Emmett

        To “American” moron;
        Comic books & leftists are not credible resources for information, and certainly not educational materials. Pluck your head out of your obama.

        • corrne Schlessel

          Would you like a pillow for your lie

  • art

    The media and politicos are minimizing the attack and trying to avoid tagging it a hate crime. Maybe it is time for Jews to riot and get some respect

    • Jacqueline

      The man was sick. He was bipolar and off his medication. Can we just stop being so mean. Whatever happened to police officers apprehending the perpetrator, Are they now to execute? Should every shot be a KILL SHOT? Why not shoot to bring him down? What happened to that? There is something wrong with killing a sick person.

    • Mayven

      Darn if you are wrong…but you are right again.

      Wishing a full recovery to this severely injured student.

  • Joel

    Indeed! Where is Obama ? I wouldn’t hold my breath!!!

    • Our beloved president Barack Hussein Obama!LOL! He must think that because his middle name is Hussein, it gives him street cred with Khameini! The Iranians think he is a prostitute! A whore!

    • Robert Davis

      Ebolabama is spreading ebola! african “americans” should be returned to africa starting with ebolabama!

  • Please pray for him! HIs Hebrew name is Levy Yitzhak ben Raizel.

  • WHERE IS OBAMA AND SHARPTON,

    JEWISH LIVES MATTER.

    Though this is a tragic loss of life, Rabbi’s were begging the police not to shoot the man, though he was an attempted murderer who entered the Synagogue looking to kill Jews in a premeditated hate crime. The police showed tremendous restraint until they had no choice but to act. Where are the liberal Rabbis now. ? Why no marches.? Where is the Jewish and non-Jewish community when a Jew is murdered like the Rabbi visiting Florida. ? Jews will you never learn. ? We do not riot and and steal from the community. The policeman should be praised. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    • Barbara Coleman

      Looking to kill Jews in a ‘premeditated hate’ crime was not a part of official initial report! Are you willing to wait until an investigation is made into this incident before make a judgement? It’s an unfortunate tragedy that deserves dignity for the sake of the stabbing victim. Slander is not much different from rioting & looting! PRAY!

      • Russell Grayson

        Watch the darned video, you moron. You don’t need a freakin investigation, just one ear.

      • howiej

        It was not in the part of an “official initial report !” and I’m not going to wait for any separate investigation aside from the NYPD investigation. First news reports stated that the attacker stated he wanted “to kill Jews”, later reports tried to tone it down. Wrong scenario for the race hustlers to jump in. Black stabber and white Jewish victim. I wonder why he chose 770 to go in for the kill? Any ideas Mr. Mayor or Rev. Al?

    • Estaben

      Mr Obama cares for his own as you Jews!

    • RobiMac

      I don’t know. Perhaps it’s because Jews are the only race of people who still remain human instead of resorting to animal behavior. Sadly, it’s something that I cannot say about the rest of the world.

    • Dov

      Who cares where Sharpton and Obama are, don’t we know that they hate Jews? We do not need their comfort, let them rot in their hate.

    • Ana Edwards

      I’m not Jewish, I’m a Christian Zionist, and this really bothers me that they try to say that this wasn’t an anti-Semitic crime.. and saying that the officer showed restraint! why? because he was black? is this one going to be hailed as another misunderstood poor black boy? something is wrong with this picture.. the criminal element is being coddled and protected while the law abiding citizen is left at their mercy…and tying the hands of law enforcement. God forgive me, but my suggestion to the Jewish Community is be on your guard at all times! be gentile as a dove, but wise as a serpent..these are perilous times we’re living in, people seem to be regressing back to barbarian mentallity. and Obama is sending this country to hell in a hand basket. this regime in Washington is not Israel’s and the Jewish people’s friend, nor is he America’s friend either….shalom my friends

    • Robert Davis

      Rabbis were begging the police not to shoot the murderer? This is exactly what should NOT be done, it is an invitation to more crimes and looks very much like COWARDICE even to pro Israel people. Imagine how anti- Israel people interpret this kind of stupid and cowardly attitude! “You are sooo frightened? ok we will increase the pressure so you back down”. That is what people from this planet think,jewish cowardice and attitudes belong to planet Mars.They will never learn.

    • Eco

      JEWISH LIVES MATTER.?? REALLY? EVERY S LIVES MATTER !!!!
      NOT ONLY JEWS PALESTINIANS ALSO!!!!

    • Eco

      JEWISH LIVES MATTER.?? REALLY? EVERY S LIVES MATTER !!!!
      NOT ONLY JEWS!! PALESTINIANS ALSO!!!!

  • we must all pray for this young man

    • FAL

      Is there a chance that someone, perhaps, has the first name of this young mans mother? I will do prayers either way, but I thought that just in case the information was available i would appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

      • Eve

        Look at Adina’s post.

      • Judith Silber

        his mother’s name is Raizel. May he fully recover soon!

      • gabriel

        raizel

      • racy

        It’s Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel

      • Nacha Leaf

        The full name of the victim is LEVI YITZCHAK ben RAIZEL.

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