Following a number of apparently antisemitic assaults carried out against Jewish men in Brooklyn, New York, the Anti-Defamation League announced that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that would help lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
The first assault occurred when someone approached an Orthodox Jew on a street in Crown Heights on May 6, punching him in the head while allegedly stating that “the Nazis should have killed you Jews” according to NYPD reports.
On May 7 in Williamsburg, a second incident occurred, where a father was walking his children to services and was approached from behind by a suspect who hit him in the back of the head, with a blow so hard it threw off his shtreimel (round fur hat).
“We are outraged to learn of multiple assaults of visibly Orthodox Jews,” ADL NY/NJ regional director Scott Richman said. “It is terrorizing communities, and all must speak out. Nobody should be afraid to display their religion in public. Both attacks took place in broad daylight, and we hope that witnesses will come forward with information.
"To encourage this, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible,” Richman stated.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.