New Square, NY – An upcoming story in this week’s Ami Magazine hitting newsstands on Wednesday will present an exclusive interview with the Skverer Rebbe, Rabbi David Twersky, who speaks out in depth about the horrifying events that occurred in New Square less than two weeks ago.
Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter, editor of the magazine, spoke at length with the Rebbe who denounced the actions of one zealous individual saying, “I condemn in the strongest possible terms any violence or coercion under any circumstances. The use of force violates the very precepts upon which this community was founded. My father was willing to sacrifice his life for peace. I have tried to instill this trait in the entire community. This is a sad episode for all of us. We must also pray for the speedy recovery of all those hurt in this incident.”
Rabbi Frankfurter spent several hours this week in New Square this past Sunday night with Rabbi Twersky and community activists who are still reeling from the alleged arson attack.
“This is a peaceful, loving, selfless community,” said Rabbi Frankfurter in an exclusive interview with VIN News. “This is a terrible episode and no one in the community is condoning what happened here. We have to put a stop to this. Jews of all stripes have to start living together in harmony.”
Ami Magazine’s interview with the Skverer Rebbe will be featured exclusively on Vos Iz Neias this coming Sunday.