The Jerusalem Post
Chabad rabbi stabbed in front of Jewish school and synagogue in Boston
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 Chabad.org.
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 Chabad.org, 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.