Rabbi assaulted in Argentina by gang shouting antisemitic slurs
Palermo, Buenos Aires – An Argentinian rabbi returning from prayer services on Saturday evening was physically attacked by a group of individuals yelling racial slurs against Jews, according to a report in The Jerusalem Post.
Rabbi Elyahu Shaman, who serves as a cantor at a Buenos Aires synagogue, was wounded in the face and hand in the attack. Witnesses to the assault stood by and laughed, according to a statement given to the Post.
The incident comes a month after two Jewish worshippers were attacked outside the Mikdash Yosef Jewish center in Buenos Aires.