Sunday, May 22, 2011

Police: NY man badly burned in religious dispute 

Police say a New York man has suffered severe burns during a fight over a religious dispute within his all-Hasidic Jewish village.

The altercation happened early Sunday in New Square in suburban Rockland County.

Police say the 43-year-old victim fought off a village resident armed with an incendiary device. Ramapo police arrested 18-year-old Shaul Spitzer on felony counts of first-degree attempted arson and first-degree assault. The suspect had serious burns to his hands and arms and has been hospitalized. No information on an attorney for Spitzer was immediately available.

The victim also is hospitalized.

Police told the Journal News that the victim's family had been targeted before because the victim prayed outside the main synagogue used by the community's grand rabbi.

The Journal News is withholding the victim's name.


People should wake up and realize this is not our way. Do not associate Skver with Judaism. These are thugs and we don’t want the Skver called to be mistaken for Judaism. These are fake phony frauds and these people are an imbursement for us frum Jews and make us look bad.
As a frum Jew I denounce this and I hope you will all join me.
A Jew in Brooklyn.


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