Watch: Monsey Rabbi’s Touching Call For Unity After Machete Attack In His Home
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Watch: Monsey Rabbi’s Touching Call For Unity After Machete Attack In His Home

Rabbi whose home was where Monsey machete attack happened breaks silence

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, the Kossoner Rebbe of Monsey who heads Congregation Netzach Yisroel, speaks to the press from his home on Forshay Road.

פורסם על ידי ‏‎lohud‎‏ ב- יום רביעי, 8 בינואר 2020

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose Monsey, N.Y. home was the site of that horrific machete attack on the seventh night of Chanukah. “It is not our norm to interact with the media or the world at large, which is why I have not spoken until today,” Rottenberg told reporters Jan. 8, in a rare public statement.

“Today is neither the time nor the place to dwell on any negativity … Together, we must leave the past behind and work towards a peaceful future. I implore you, please, do not politicize this tragic event. Do not attach the horrors that took place to any political agendas. This horrifying event is a divine call for soul searching rather than finger pointing and accusations. Let us reflect on how we can eradicate evil from its source. When the forces of hatred strike, we must counter with the power of love, goodness towards our own humanity. When the darkness hits, let the forces of light prevail.”

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