Rabbinic Student Confronted in Boca Raton 'Hate Crime'

Police in Boca Raton, Florida, are investigating a verbal and physical attack on a rabbinical student as a possible hate crime.

The assailant, who was riding a mountain bike, shouted “Jews should go back to Auschwitz. Hitler was right,” at a 19-year-old man who reportedly is studying at the Boca Raton Chabad center, in the late morning on Saturday. When the student yelled back, the assailant rode over to him, repeated his statements and pushed and punched the victim before riding off.

The victim told the local television station WPTV Channel 5 that the incident left him shaken up.

“I’m doing better,” he said. “It was just a little bit nerve-wracking having someone scream at me these things.”


Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Rabbinic Student Confronted in Boca Raton 'Hate Crime'

Thank you!

This article has been sent!