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ADL Offers Reward Following Latest Antisemitic Assault in Brooklyn

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A Jewish woman walks with her baby in the heavily-Orthodox neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photo: Reuters / Shannon Stapleton.

A leading US Jewish civil rights group on Monday announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a group of men who attacked an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn over the weekend.

The Anti-Defamation League said it was putting up the reward to encourage those with information about the assailants to come forward.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, which has been the site of a rash of antisemitic assaults on Orthodox Jewish men in recent months.

A 42-year-old man, who was dressed in the Orthodox attire traditionally worn on Shabbat, was accosted by the men as he walked along Broadway. One man punched the victim in the face as the others showered him with antisemitic abuse, including the words, “You f___g Jew.”

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Evan R. Bernstein — the ADL’s regional director for New York and New Jersey — said his organization was “alarmed and deeply concerned that yet another violent antisemitic incident has occurred in Brooklyn.”

Bernstein added that “the hate must stop.”

“The fact that this alleged attack took place during the Sabbath makes it even more egregious,” he stated. “We will continue to work together with all New Yorkers to stem the tide of antisemitic violence and hope that this reward facilitates the swift apprehension of those responsible for this attack.”

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