Son of Renowned American Rabbi Suffers Serious Head Injuries During Gur Attacks (PICTURES)


JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rav Shmuel Yosef Schorr, son of Hagaon Rav Avraham Schorr, renowned Flatbush Rabbi and son of Rav Gedalia Schorr, suffered serious injuries after he was attacked by chasidim during the clashes which broke out over the weekend. Rabbi Schorr collapsed on Motzaei Shabbos and was rushed to hospital suffering from apparent intracranial bleeding.

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Rabbi Schorr is a disciple of Rabbi Shaul Alter. His name is Shmuel Yosef Ben Feiga.

Reports say that more than 70 of Rabbi Shaul’s chasidim were injured during the fights which broke out in Jerusalem, Ashdod, Bnei Brak and Beit Shemesh. Huge piles of garbage were thrown opposite the house of Rav Shaul in Elkana Street, Jerusalem by his opponents. Rav Shaul apologized to his neighbors for “the situation which has arisen.”

In Bnei Brak, some chasidim attacked the principal of the Beis Yaakov “Yashan” girls seminar in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yisrael Levin, and Rabbi Mordechai David Abramowitz as they were returning from Shabbos prayers. Eyewitnesses said that Rabbi Levin was dragged by his peyos on the road and his spodik (chasidic hat) was thrown in the garbage.

In Ashdod’s Rova Zayin, chasidim came to the shul of Rav Shaul’s chasidim armed with batons and started wrecking the shul, causing significant damage.

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