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Five Haredi Men Indicted For Attacking Gay Black Man In Brooklyn

04/24/2014
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Five haredi Orthodox Jewish men were indicted for attacking a gay black man in Brooklyn.

Williamsburg Chasid Forgives His Attacker

"I have not one ounce of hatred," says Nochem Elek to man who broke his nose.

11/18/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

My name is Nochum Elek, I am a Torah Jew, and a psychotherapist. Last Friday night I was assaulted on the street I live on, for reasons unknown to me or anyone else to the best of my knowledge. Some people think that it was a hate crime, others a gang initiation and some are spinning tall tales that I’m at fault for being either a slum lord, the owner of a business who didn’t pay his workers on Friday, or even a Public School teacher hated by his students.

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