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Police Commish Meets with Local Shliach, Politicians

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn [CHI] — This morning New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly joined Israel’s Foreign Minster Tzipi Livni on the steps of Cong. Binei Avarham in Brooklyn Heights, where last week a swastika was found spray-painted just days before Sukkos.

The rabbi of the Shul, Chabad Shliach Rabbi Ari Raskin took the opportunity to do Mivtza Lulav with Tzipi Livni on site where the swastika once was.

More pictures in the Extended Article.

“When Anti-Semitism raises its ugly head, we need a quick and strong answer,” said Livni, while addressing the press. “This is the right message to those who try to exploit tolerance and values.”

A number of politicians turned out including Brooklyn Borough President Marty Morkowitz and the Israeli counsel.

Commissioner Kelly announced that a special task force has been put together to find the person responsible for the hate messages that were painted in a number of locations and scratched onto cars in Brooklyn Heights. He also announced that a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.


  • 1. proud to be a jew wrote:

    i love the fact that the shilach did the mitzvah of lulav and esrog with pretty much everybody! Hatzlach and remember that hashem watches over us!

  • 3. levi wrote:

    Tzipi Livni is one of the biggest Anti-semits in the world, even though she is Jewish.
    she was the main person pushing sharon for the explosion of Gush Katif. and when she was Minister of education she removed Tanach from public school studies, which is why nobody in israel has any idea what their fighting for.

  • 4. Micah wrote:

    wow, I used to attend the shul all the time. Rav Raskin a great Rabbi and mensch.I just recently found out about this. I guess it goes to show you news seems vague unless you happens to something your familiar with.

  • 5. esme wrote:

    Rabbi Raskin! Yasher Koach! That is the way to go, let everyone do the mitzva of lulav and esrog, show’em how proud we are!!

  • 6. Duvid-Shleime wrote:

    I am so reassured to see that the response of our community is a spiritual and strong one. Both Mitzvos and Money (reward).
    I’m also pleaased to see that the ENTIRE Bklyn Hts Jewish community has come after these disgusting acts.
    I wish the Rabbis and membersof the community which, even though I no lnger in the neighborhood, I still consider my own.


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