Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
A Brooklyn fishmonger was indicted for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.
Meilech Schnitzler, 36, of Williamsburg, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of attempted assault, two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He could face up to 15 years in prison.
Schnitzler on Dec. 11 threw a cup of bleach in the face of Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, also of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
Rosenberg, 62, was treated for burns on his face, around his eyes and in his left eye. The rabbi runs a website and blog for sex-abuse victims, as well as a telephone hot line.
Rosenberg reportedly had recognized his assailant. He had accused Schnitzler’s father on his blog of being a sexual predator.
The incident came a day after Satmar Hasidic leader and convicted child molester Nechemya Weberman, was convicted on 59 counts of sexual abuse of a now-18-year-old woman when she was between the ages of 12 and 15 and went to Weberman for counseling. Rosenberg supported and assisted the victim throughout the judicial process.
About the Author:
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Palestinian Authority head says he can’t stop attacks on Jews.
Oscar-winner “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” has been selected for permanent preservation in the Library of Congress by the National Film Registry. The film, released in 2000, documents the rescue of some 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi-dominated Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia in the months leading up to World War II. […]
Dr. Ben Carson is waiting for God to tell him if he should run for president.
Rock-throwing is nothing less than attempted murder.
The decision of Uri Aril’s Tekuma faction to remain in the party and re-start a “Yesha faction” is a blessing.
PM Netanyahu lit the 5th Chanukah candle at the Kotel. We understand that he then sung a beautiful rendition of Maoz Tzur, but we unfortunately don’t have that on video.
It doesn’t pay to be a foreign volunteer soldier in the ISIS army.
This is the first flask of ritually pure olive oil made in 2000 years.
First Lebanon’s Hezbollah started the Second Lebanon War, now the UN wants Israel to pay Lebanon for damages.
Stern expressed dismay at Tzipi Livni’s merger with the Labor party.
The Islamic terrorist entered the police station and began stabbing policemen while yelling “Allah hu Akbar”.
Two girls in Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak were taking a selfie video when the rocket siren went off on Friday morning.
M. was sitting at a red light when he saw the terrorist run past him…
The small Arab parties are talking about merging, and this could result in 14 seats for the Arab sector.
Jeb Bush announced his intention to “actively” explore the presidency in a Christmas and Hanukkah greeting message. “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!” the former Florida governor Bush said in a Facebook message posted Tuesday. He described conversations he had with his family over Thanksgiving. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the […]
Swastikas were found spray-painted on a Tufts University building for the third time in nearly two years. The latest swastikas were found Saturday morning on the back wall of the Lewis Hall dormitory on the Somerville, Mass., campus, Boston.com reported. In June, swastikas were found on the university’s Granoff Family Hillel Center. In April 2013, […]
The ‘homely’ ancient rock, discovered in 1993, adds evidence of King David’s existence.
Sotloff, a grandson of Holocaust survivors, made aliyah in 2005.
Jewish communities in Australia remained under lockdown as a hostage crisis continued at a café in Sydney. The Community Security Group, which handles security for the Jewish communities of Australia, raised the threat level to severe on Monday after an apparent Islamist gunman entered a café in downtown Sydney and took dozens of hostages, the […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/brooklyn-hasid-indicted-for-throwing-bleach-in-rabbis-face/2012/12/27/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: