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Chabad rabbi stabbed in front of Jewish school and synagogue in Boston

- • By Jerusalem Post Staff and JTA

A Chabad emissary was stabbed outside a Jewish day school and synagogue in Boston on Thursday afternoon.

Rabbi Shlomo Noginski suffered non-life threatenin­g injuries, according to a statement by the director of the Shaloh House Jewish Day School, Rabbi Dan Rodkin.

A suspect is in police custody. Khaled Awad, 24, was held without bail Friday at his arraignmen­t pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society. He pleaded not guilty to assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer.

“We are all very shaken by what happened and ask for you to please keep Rabbi Noginski in your prayers,” Rodkin said in a statement, according to

Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai tweeted: “Unfortunat­ely, antisemiti­sm is on the rise in the United States as well. The State of Israel will do everything in its power to ensure the safety and security of Jews throughout the world. I pray for the speedy recovery of Rabbi Shlomo Noginski.”

A Boston Police Department spokespers­on said the victim was stabbed outside the building that houses the school and synagogue on Chestnut Hill Street in the Brighton neighborho­od.

According to COLLIVE, a publicatio­n that focuses on the Chabad community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the school is hosting a Jewish summer camp, which went into lockdown at the time of the stabbing.

According to, the attacker was arrested while holding a knife and gun.

Shai spoke with Noginski Friday, assuring him that the State of Israel and the Diaspora Affairs Ministry are committed to fighting antisemiti­sm around the world.

“When a Chabad emissary is stabbed outside a Chabad building, you don’t have to investigat­e too hard to identify that it is a clear case of Jew hatred,” said Shai.

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