At this point the community was outraged at the terrible and vicious attack and demanded that the mayor of New York City immediately investigate and punish the attackers. The investigation dragged on and very little was done. (To end this story, a few weeks later Hoes treated their workers to an outing on the Hudson River, and during the festivities, their boat sank.)
R. Yaakov Yosef was put to rest in Cypress Hill Cemetery. In retrospect, perhaps had he devoted his energies and tremendous abilities to establishing schools and yeshivas, he might have attracted a stronger backing for his attempts to raise the standards of Jewish life in New York.
The book is available at most Judaica outlets.
Rabbi Avraham Kelman is the principal of Prospect Park Yeshiva-Bnos Leah, Brooklyn, NY.
About the Author: Rabbi Avraham Kelman is the principal of Prospect Park Yeshiva-Bnos Leah, Brooklyn, NY.
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