Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich, Argentina’s chief rabbi, was hospitalized after being assaulted in his Buenos Aires home.
The Jerusalem Post reports that several assailants broke into Davidovich’s house at 2 a.m. on Feb. 25. They beat Davidovich, tied up his wife and told him they knew that he was the country’s chief rabbi.
Davidovich is still in the hospital and currently listed in serious condition. Police are still seeking the assailants.
This is an ongoing story. The Journal will provide more details as they become available.
UPDATE: Davidovich’s son, Aryeh, told Israel’s Walla news that he didn’t think the attack was anti-Semitic.
“They just said he was the Jewish community’s rabbi so he must have a lot of money and they beat him up badly,” Aryeh said.
He added that his father is “slowly improving.”