Skip to comments.Fast-Acting Passerby Saves Brooklyn Synagogue From Arsonist Attack In Broad Daylight
Posted on 10/03/2011 3:02:58 PM PDT by Nachum
A couple of quick-thinking mensches saved a Brooklyn synagogue from burning down Sunday morning after an arsonist set fire to the wooden lectern.
Yitzchok Friedman, 30, was changing the tire on his minivan at 10 a.m. when he spotted smoke billowing out of the Krasna Bais Medrash, located at 1462 38th St. in Borough Park.
"I right away opened the door. I covered my face with my jacket," he told the Daily News hours afterward.
After a quick look, he stepped back to dial 911 and grabbed a fire extinguisher from a paper goods store across the street.
Moshe Friedlander, the store's owner, and Friedman both raced back inside. They searched for anyone trapped and frantically worked to extinguish the flames shooting out of the synagogue's bimah, a wooden lectern used to hold the Torah during services.
"But for [Friedman] the entire building would have burnt down," said City Councilman David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn), who visited the scene.
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Arab Spring, it will just get worse..
Thank goodness he was there to stop it
Thanks be to God.
Mensches = guys with balls.
The end of the article says investigators suspect the perps are synagogue members. Not a fun situation....
If it were a mosque, the investigation would know no limits. They would be interviewing ME in Connecticut.
Someday, if that happens, we’re VERY close to being rounded up and named as suspects. Just want to remind the folks out there. It’s happened before, it can happen again.
Misdirection by the cops and fire dept., most likely. This sounds a lot like payback aimed at Brooklyn's Orthodox Jews for their role in the recent House election.
Oh, the perps may indeed be Jewish, but I'd wager this crime originated outside that synagogue.
What is happening to Boro Park? I lived there from 1955 until I was married in 1975. My siblings lived there until last year. Where did all crazies come from? It is sad because it was once a very nice area where Jews and Gentiles lived side by side.