The Sadigura Rebbe, Rav Yisroel Moshe Friedman of Yerushalayim, was physically attacked in Lakewood, NJ, last night, Matzav.com has learned.
The attack was not hate-driven, according to sources, but was carried out by a mentally unhinged individual, who jumped at the rebbe at the home of the rebbe’s daughter and son-in-law.
Boruch Hashem, the rebbe emerged unharmed.
While the rebbe resides in Yerushalayim, he has been staying for the last while in Lakewood, as he has been battling serious illness.
The rebbe, who was formerly av bais din of Sadigura in London, assumed the position of admor of Sadigura upon the petirah of his father, Rav Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, in 2013. The present rebbe is an only son of the previous Sadigura Rebbe.
The rebbe has been hosted in Lakewood at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Rav Mendel and Mrs. Mirelle Margulies, on Ridge Avenue.
After the rebbe was struck, police were called, but the attacker slipped away.
As the rebbe battles his current illness, all are asked to daven for his refuah sheleimah.