Councilman David Greenfield is offering a $1000 reward for confidential information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who defaced the headquarters of Community Board 12 in Borough Park. A source told The Jewish Week the messages included "Jewish pigs."
(JTA) -- An arson attack last year on cars in predominately Jewish Midwood reportedly is being investigated as an insurance scam instead of a hate crime.
The attack on Nov. 11, the day after Kristallnacht commemorations, included the spray-painting with anti-Semitic graffiti of the nearby sidewalk and park benches on or near Ocean Parkway. Elected officials and Jewish leaders roundly condemned the attack.
"I have not one ounce of hatred," says Nochem Elek to man who broke his nose.
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.