Via the Washington Times:

A New York City cop-turned-rabbi is using his seventh-degree black belt to teach vulnerable Jews in the area karate in light of the wave of “knockout” attacks on Jews in the city.

“If Jewish kids started fighting back, they wouldn’t get picked on so much,” Rabbi Gary Moskowitz told the New York Post. “I’m just trying to encourage the Jewish community to do that.”

At least eight Jews have been attacked in Brooklyn in recent weeks, allegedly part of a sick trend among inner-city youths in which a stranger is singled out and sucker-punched.

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