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As the JewishPress.com reported earlier, just about at the close of Shabbat in Israel, two Arab terrorists stabbed a 17-year-old Israeli as he and a friend were leaving the Kotel after evening prayers.
It is now known that the Israeli victim was a student at Magen Shaul Nokdim, a pre-army mechina, and had become an Israeli citizen just one month ago. The young man was listed in fair to good condition when he was taken to Hadassah Medical Center’s Mount Scopus campus.
The victim’s name had not yet been released as his family, back in Brooklyn, were still observing Shabbat.
The 17-year-old said that despite having been the victim of a terrorist stabbing, he would not be deterred from his plan to join the IDF.
According to Walla, the stabbing victim was able to speak about the attack from his medical bed: “I did not see him [the stabber], he came from behind and stabbed. There were two stabbers, they were young.”
He also said that that he was unafraid, and that “now I’m enlisting in the army and I will give everything.” He hopes to join an elite unit in the Israeli Defense Forces. “God willing, I want to join the Sayeret Matkal,” he said.
As reported earlier, two Arab teenagers, both minors, have been taken into custody for interrogation relating to this terrorist attack.Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Vandals spray-painted a swastika on a statue outside an Olympia, Washington synagogue, and an anti-Semite punched an Orthodox Jewish student in the face in two high-profile hate attacks in the United States this week.
The college student was treated on the scene, with the help of a Muslim woman student. The attacker fled.
The statue in Washington stands outside Olympia’s Temple Beth HaTfiloh.
Seth Goldstein, the temple’s spiritual leader wrote in a blog post:
A swastika is not mere vandalism — it is a symbol of hatred with deep resonance with Jews and shakes us to our core, especially in a community in which we are constantly reminded of our minority status.
The incident at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College occurred when an unidentified black man bumped into an Orthodox Jewish student from behind. When the student turned around, the attacker punched him twice in the face and stomach while snarling at him for being “white and Jewish.”
College President Rudy Crew seemed to be thrilled at the chance to be politically correct and boast how a Muslim helped an Orthodox Jew.
The fact that a Muslim woman came to the defense of an orthodox Jewish man is a true reflection of the values that permeate this great institution.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Is it really such a tremendous event in the United States when a Muslim helps a Jew?
A volunteer medic with the Hatzolah emergency medical response organization was knifed in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section on Tuesday evening. The attacker escaped.
David Katz, 34, was stabbed in the back by a man who sneaked up and ambushed him from behind at around 8:20 pm on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Rogers Avenue.
The masked stabber who fled the scene was described as a six-foot-tall black male. It is not yet clear whether the attack was racially or simply criminally motivated, or had some connection to the radical Islamist attacks taking place in Israel in the current wave of terror.
Katz radioed fellow Hatzolah members for help. Those who responded treated the injured victim for stab wounds to the upper right side of his back before evacuating him to Kings County Hospital in serious but stable condition.
Investigators from the NYPD Intelligence Division & Counter-terrorism Bureau are working on the attack with the Hate Crimes Task Force and are scrutinizing CCTV footage from the area.
Crown Heights is a mixed-ethnic integrated community comprised of Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic Jews, Carribean-American, African-American and Latin-American Jews.Hana Levi Julian
(JNi.media) The ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities of Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn are experiencing an outbreak of Pertussis—also known as whooping cough or 100-day cough, the website Failed Messiah has revealed, based on an Health Alert Network email.
Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease, with initial symptoms similar to the common cold—runny nose, fever, and mild cough. This is followed by weeks of severe coughing fits, with a high-pitched whoop sound or a gasp. The coughing may last for 10 or more weeks, hence the name “100-day cough.” Patients are known to cough so hard they vomit or break ribs. Children younger than one-year may have periods of not breathing. The lag time between infection and the onset of symptoms is seven to ten days. The disease may occur in patients who have been vaccinated, but the symptoms are typically milder.
The email, sent by Jennifer Rosen, MD, Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance at the Bureau of Immunization, and Jane R. Zucker, MD, MSc, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Immunization, dated October 19, 2015, reads:
An outbreak of pertussis is ongoing among the Orthodox Jewish communities in Crown Heights, Williamsburg, and Borough Park, Brooklyn. From October 2014 through October 2015, 109 cases of pertussis have been reported to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, with an increase in cases over the past four months. The majority of cases (90%) are children under 19 years old (median age 4 years), of whom 52% were unvaccinated or not up to date with pertussis-containing vaccine. Infants less than 1-year-old account for 34% (n=37) of cases. Of the 37 mothers of infants with pertussis, only 3 (8%) received the recommended tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination during their most recent pregnancy.
Five infants were hospitalized, including one who had pneumonia.
Instructions to Health Alert Network (HAN) Subscribers included a request to distribute to all Primary Care, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Laboratory Medicine, and Infection Control Staff the following message:
• An outbreak of pertussis continues to spread among Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn.
• Ensure that children are up to date with pertussis-containing vaccines.
• Vaccinate all pregnant women with Tdap during every pregnancy.
• Obtain diagnostic testing and report clinically suspect cases promptly to the Health Department.
• Provide early treatment and post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent ongoing transmission.
To control the outbreak, health workers were urged to:
1. Recall patients who are not up to date with DTaP and Tdap vaccines
2. Vaccinate pregnant women with Tdap during every pregnancy
3. Report suspect cases
4. Follow droplet precautions
5. Obtain optimal specimens for diagnostic testing
6. Provide prompt antibiotic treatment and/or post-exposure prophylaxis
In healthcare facilities, a dose of Tdap is routinely recommended for all healthcare personnel (HCP). HCPs should observe droplet precautions, such as wearing surgical masks, while evaluating suspect pertussis cases. Precautions should be observed regardless of the vaccination status of HCP. HCP with known unprotected exposure to pertussis and who are likely to expose pregnant women or neonates should receive PEP. Other HCP should either receive PEP or be monitored daily for 21 days after pertussis exposure and treated if pertussis symptoms develop.
Clinicians should report all suspected cases of pertussis to DOHMH. Do not wait until laboratory confirmation to report. Early reporting allows DOHMH to investigate cases and assist the facility in identifying those who need post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent further infections. To report a suspected case, clinicians should call DOHMH at 866-692-3641.JNi.Media
(JNi.media) Here’s a good reason to like your new mayor: he, or, rather, his police dept., doesn’t fine you as much as it used to. According to a report in the NY Post, police have issued fewer tickets to drivers in the Hasidic community of Williamsburg, because, apparently, the de Blasio Administration wants to keep them happy. “They pander and he gives them a lot of what they want,” the source, a former mayoral liaison, told the Post, saying, “De Blasio is known to have tight ties to the Hasidic community.”
This may or may not be true (it probably can’t be proven), but the Post checked out the stats, and it turns out that moving violations in the NYPD’s 90th Precinct, in northern Brooklyn, which is also the neighborhood of Williamsburg, have dropped 32% since de Blasio took office. Now, out of the population of about 130,000, only about 70,000 are Hasidim, and the rest are a mix of newly arrived hipsters and African Americans, Hispanics, Italians, Poles, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans. The claim that those 32% fewer tickets are only Hasidic would be even harder to prove. But insinuation sells papers, doesn’t it?
The Post’s source insisted religious leaders “get in with the Police Department and do their thing. … I’ll tell you one thing, they didn’t all take driver’s ed and change their driving habits.”
Brooklyn Community Board 1 member Simon Weiser credited the drop in tickets to campaigns in local Jewish newspapers calling on drivers to use safety belts, and an increasing use of hands-free phones. More than 25% of moving violations issued in Williamsburg are those two things: driving without the beslt and holding the phone to your ear while driving. There have been 50% fewer cellphone summonses since 2014.
Stats don’t lie, but people often do. The Post tried to get out of the NYPD whether there has been a change of policy regarding moving violations in Williamsburg, but received no response. However, since the NYPD works with a quota system, it’s possible they didn’t have to tell the cops in Precinct 90 to be nicer — they could just reduce the quotas, which brought down the number of moving violations ticketed.JNi.Media