Brooklyn, NY – Front Window Of Chabad Synagogue Smashed In On Shabbos
Brooklyn, NY – A large plate glass window was shattered in the front of a Chabad synagogue in Brooklyn as a family sat around their Shabbat table.
The window was smashed on Friday night. The Chabad rabbi, Menachem Heller, his wife, and nine children were in the Chabad of Bushwick at the time of the attack. The family stays in the building over Shabbat.
The rabbi walked across the street and asked some people to call 911 since they do not use their phones on the Jewish Sabbath, NBC New York reported. He eventually flagged down a police car.
The family saw two people walking away from the front of the building right after the window was smashed, according to the report.
Police investigated 42 hate crimes through Feb. 4, compared with 19 at the same date last year. Most of those were anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to NBC NY.