Palestinian almost bites off Rabbi’s finger during a Chanukkah festival that honors the miracle of the Menorah candlestick that miraculously burned for eight days on a day’s ration of oil.
Wikipedia: “According to the Talmud, at the re-dedication following the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, which was the length of time it took to press, prepare and consecrate fresh olive oil.”
According to this report in German, the Rabbi’s attacker was a Palestinian, and it reported that the Chabad Rabbi was afterwards… unshakeable and unwavering. Kudos to the Chabad Rabbi, you won’t hear him inciting anybody to commit acts of violence or revenge, instead, good works will be the order of the day to counter the evil that has befallen him. KGS
H/T: Islam in Europe
A Muslim man attacked a Chabad rabbi Saturday night as he was conducting the annual ceremony to light the public Chanukah menorah in Stefenfaltz Square in the city of Vienna, Austria.
The attacker hurled himself at Rabbi Dov Gruzman, principal of the city’s Jewish school run by the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement, and began punching him, a local resident told Arutz Sheva.
As the rabbi tried to hold off his attacker, the Muslim suddenly bit his victim, severing part of his finger in the process. The Muslim was caught and arrested by police, and was held for questioning. The rabbi was evacuated to the hospital where doctors rushed to reattach his finger.
Gruzman told Arutz Sheva that the Muslim had raced towards the entrance at the beginning of the ceremony and began to curse the Jews who were there and the Jewish people in general. “I tried to hold him off, to keep him away from the entrance and he bit me really hard, and that’s how he injured me,” he said.