Man punched in the face in Manhattan; attacker arrested

Source: The Yeshiva World

Manhattan, NY - A 28-year-old man spewed antisemitic hate as he allegedly attacked an Orthodox Jewish man on the Upper East Side, cops said Tuesday.

Police say Steven Jorge punched the 65-year-old on E. 41st Street, near 3rd Avenue, around 11 a.m. Monday and continued to attack the man while on the ground while yelling derogatory language.

Jorge allegedly yelled “Fuck you Jew bastard” before assaulting the man, who was wearing a black yarmulke, according to Dov Hikind, former state assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Antisemitism.

The 28-year-old was picked up by cops later and charged with assault as a hate crime.

“What is happening in NYC, with attacks against Jews has created a deep and growing concern in our community,” Hikind said. “The victim of this hate crime is in total shock and disbelief. He is traumatized and will live forever with this wanton attack.”

The NYPD has reported a surge in hate crimes in 2019 with anti-Semitic crimes accounting for the majority of incidents.