A rabbi was stabbed outside the Shaloh House Jewish Day School, seen here, in Boston's Brighton neighborhood on July 1, 2021. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
A rabbi was stabbed outside the Shaloh House Jewish Day School, seen here, in Boston's Brighton neighborhood on July 1, 2021. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Rabbi stabbed in front of Jewish day school and synagogue in Boston

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A Chabad emissary was stabbed outside a Jewish day school and synagogue in Boston on Thursday afternoon.

Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to a statement by the director of the Shaloh House Jewish Day School, Rabbi Dan Rodkin.

A suspect is in police custody.

“We are all very shaken by what happened and ask for you to please keep Rabbi Noginski in your prayers,” Rodkin said in a statement, according to Chabad.org.

A Boston Police Department spokesperson said the victim was stabbed outside the building that houses the school and synagogue on Chestnut Hill Street in the Brighton neighborhood at 1:19 p.m.

According to COLLIVE, a publication that focuses on the Chabad community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the school is hosting a Jewish summer camp. The camp went into lockdown at the time of the stabbing.

According to Chabad.org, the attacker was arrested while holding a knife and gun.

Shira Hanau
Shira Hanau

Shira Hanau is a reporter at JTA. She was previously a staff writer at the New York Jewish Week and has written for the Forward, Columbia Journalism Review and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin.

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