Assemblyman Dov Hikind accused the NY Post Wednesday for spreading anti-semitism in its coverage of Menachem Stark’s murder. Speaking at a dinner for Yad Ephraim in Borough Park, Mr. Hikind emotionally spoke of the lessons the community has to take from the anti-Hasidic wave in spite of the latest tragedies.
“What the NY Post is horrible and disgusting. The pain that was caused to the family and for all of us by what they did and the anti-semitism that that newspaper created for Klal Yisroel,” he said. “You think they didn’t know what they were doing?”
Mr. Hikind reflected on the lessons to be learnt from the latest tragedy. “We have to look at our community. We have to do better than we do. We do great.. But something is wrong,” the Assemblyman roared. “If one Jew is in pain we all have to be in pain. If one Jew is being attacked, all of us have to do and feel something about it. When something happens, we have to look at ourselves and think why it had occurred. We have to examine ourselves.”
Earlier the evening on his weekly radio show, Mr. Hikind bragged about being the first politician to issue a press release condemning the NY Post’s Sunday cover.