Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Parramatta Rabbi's Home Attacked

Bricks and cement blocks were thrown at the home and car of Rabbi Yosef Wernick yesterday by youth of "Middle Eastern appearance". He along with his wife and six children were in the house at the time and fortunately noone was hurt. Rabbi Wernick is the Rabbi of the Parramatta Synagogue and his house is next door to the shul.

"It is always in the back of your mind, but on the one hand you don't really think that something that is happening in Lebanon will affect a synagogue in Parramatta," the 32-year-old rabbi said.

See the report in The Age here and ABC news here. There are also video reports here and here.

Thanks to Shoshanna for the links