NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–March 9, 2017
The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn (Source: Google Maps)
The Jewish Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated today, according to the NYPD.
The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated Thursday after staffers received an alarming email saying several pipe bombs had been hidden in the building, officials said.
Cops raced to the museum on Eastern Parkway near Kingston Ave. in Crown Heights after the email came in around 9:30 a.m., officials said.
The museum was dedicated to 16-year-old Ari Halberstam who was murdered in March of 1994.
Beloved by all who knew him, Ari Halberstam was an outstanding child, raised in the intimate surroundings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson and his wife, Rebbitzen Chaya Mushka.
On March 1, 1994, Ari was mercilessly gunned down by a Lebanese terrorist on the Brooklyn Bridge, while returning from the hospital where he had been praying for the Rebbe’s recovery. Ari passed away five days later.
Ari’s mother Devorah Halberstam works at the museum.
“It’s a horrible thing that happened to us today,” Halberstam said, breaking down in tears outside the museum with Gov. Cuomo by her side. “It was only last week that it was the anniversary of (Ari’s) death. That this happened the very same week… is suffering. Very, very deep suffering.”
The rise in violence against Jewish people, Muslim people, people of color, is alarming and it’s very, very real.
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