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Evansville places men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty on leave weeks after historic upset

Evansville men’s basketball head coach Walter McCarty, who was at the helm for one of the biggest upsets in the history of college basketball earlier this year, was placed on leave Friday as the school conducts an internal investigation over an alleged Title IX violation.

Evansville said in a statement that McCarty was placed on administrative leave after officials received reports about the coach’s off-court behavior, including a recent Title IX violation. The school said a national law firm will conduct the probe and the school will make a “fair and informed” decision on McCarty’s status based on results

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“This was not a decision made lightly or in haste. We are concerned that he may have violated key provisions of the University’s Title IX policy. UE will not tolerate any behavior from any university employee or student that jeopardizes the safety and security of others,” the statement read.

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Evansville coach Walter McCarty shouts during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Evansville won 67-64. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

“The University has received reports of unwelcome conduct by Coach McCarty since his arrival in March 2018. We have counseled him about his behavior. In the last two weeks, the University received a troubling report about Coach McCarty’s interactions with a member of the campus community. We have placed Coach McCarty on leave while that incident is being investigated. The University will make a fair and informed decision on Coach McCarty’s status based on the results of the investigation.

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“Coach McCarty has enjoyed great success with our Men’s Basketball program and is a popular figure throughout the community. But Coach McCarty’s success does not in any way outweigh the need to uphold the standards that define our university.”

The Purple Aces announced that Bennie Seltzer was named the interim head coach.

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The decision on McCarty comes six weeks after the Purple Aces upset the No. 1-ranked Kentucky at the Rupp Arena in Lexington. Evansville lost the next three of four after beating the Wildcats. They are 9-4 on the season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Fausta, ‘world’s oldest rhino,’ dead at 57, conservation says

An eastern black rhino — believed to be the oldest in the world — died Friday in Tanzania, authorities said.

Fausta, a 57-year-old rhino, passed away from natural causes in the Ngorongoro Crater, part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. She lived a free-ranging life for more than 54 years in Ngorongoro until three years ago, when she was taken into a sanctuary because of health problems.

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Fausta, a 57-year-old black rhino, pictured here in Ngorongoro, Tanzania, died from natural causes on Friday, conservation authorities said. (Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority via REUTERS)

A scientist first spotted the rhino in 1965, when Fausta was 3 or 4 years old, a Facebook post from the conservation’s commissioner, Dr. Freddy Manongi, read. In 2016, the rhino’s health had started to deteriorate and authorities “were forced to put the animal in captivity, after several attacks from hyena and severe wounds thereafter.”

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“Fausta also lost sight or vision, which further compromise its survival ability in the wild,” officials said, adding she “survived 57 years without bearing calves.”

Manongi said rhinos usually live between 37 and 43 years old in the wild, and older than 50 years in captivity. He noted

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He noted a female southern white rhino named Sana, who died in captivity in November at a French zoo at 55 years olds, was considered the world’s oldest white rhino in captivity. Another rhino named Elly, the oldest-living black rhino in the U.S., died at the San Francisco Zoo in May 2017 at the age of 46.

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Fausta lived a free-range life until 2016, when she was taken to a sanctuary due to health problems, officials said. (Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority via REUTERS)

Black rhinos, according to the World Wildlife Fund, are considered a critically endangered species, with a population of over more than 5,000. Nearly half of these are located in Namibia, which is allowed under international convention to permit five male rhinos a year to be legally killed by hunters.

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The species’ numbers declined 98 percent — to less than 2,500 — from 1960 to 1995, but because of “persistent conservation efforts across Africa, black rhino numbers have doubled from their historic low 20 years ago to between 5,042 and 5,455 today.”

But despite its regrowth in population size, black rhinos are “still considered critically endangered,” as poachers illegally traffick rhino horns, threaten its recovery.

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California businesswoman welcomes Trump intervention on state’s growing homelessness crisis

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A California business owner said she was relieved to see President Trump issuing a warning to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, threatening federal intervention if Newsom is unable to solve his state’s homeless crisis.

“While Gavin is, you know, spending his time like I said before in trolling Donald Trump and not really doing his job, our president is going through a highly illegal impeachment process and he’s listening to us more than our own governor and, I say, bravo, President Trump,” Elizabeth Novak told “Fox & Friends” on Sunday.

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Anchor Lisa Booth asked Novak whether she “welcomed” possible intervention by Trump and Novak responded “absolutely.”

“Governor Gavin N has done a really bad job on taking care of the homeless population in California. If he can’t fix the problem, the Federal Govt. will get involved!” Trump tweeted on Christmas Day.

The Golden State has led the nation in the number of homeless people with an estimated total of over 129,972 in January 2018, according to a Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] report. Just over 68 percent of the homeless population in California, the most populous U.S. state, is also categorized as unsheltered.

Novak packed up her salon and moved out of Sacramento due to the mounting problems from homelessness in the California capital.

She said her shop was vandalized and had experienced human defecation and urine excreted around the area, deterring her clients from coming in for service.

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“There were three break-ins, but there have been a lot more before that and syringes; people in tents on my front courtyard and I’m not allowed to ask them to move –I didn’t feel safe, in general there,” Novak said.

Novak also said that she was robbed in broad daylight.

Fox News’ Yael Halon contributed to this report.

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Donald Trump has violated his oath. Mitch McConnell is about to violate 2 of them. | Every senator has a constitutional obligation of impartiality. But Mitch McConnell’s role as Senate leader makes his obligation even more important.

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The thing is, each impeachment has it’s own set if rules. I promise you that the rules for this impeachment will not have them swearing an oath of impartiality. I am willing to bet money on it. Their oath will state that they have to be truthful, and mention nothing about impartiality.

Every time this gets brought up, I say this, then I ask for people to show me.where in the Constitution it says they have to be impartial. Nobody will answer me, they just.downvote because they don’t like what I’m saying.

All these articles saying that “constitutionally” you have to do x, y, or z without pointing out where in the Constitution it says this.

Constitutionally everyone in this thread has to give me $1000. See how easy it is?

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‘If you have a rigged trial there’s no exoneration in acquittal’: Sen. Chris Van Hollen

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Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa posts cryptic message as he weighs NFL decision

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa teased a possible return to school in a Snapchat post on Saturday.

Tagovailoa made the post during the College Football Playoff semifinal games. The Crimson Tide star was ruled out for the season after suffering a dislocated hip and posterior wall fracture during a game against Mississippi State in November.

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Tagovailoa is expected to be a top NFL draft pick should he decide to forgo his senior season and turn pro. But his Snapchat post raised questions over whether he was going to return to school.

“Gimme some time. To be continued,” Tagovailoa wrote.

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He addressed the possibility of going into the NFL earlier this month. He said if he still feels like he is going to be a Top 10 or Top 15 pick it might be too tempting for him to stick around.

“I think that’d be tough to pass up,” he said at a Dec. 5 press conference. “But I think there’s a lot more to it than that in some aspects.”

At the beginning of the 2019 season, he was projected by many draft experts to be the surefire No. 1 pick of the NFL Draft. However, the emergence of LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Tagovailoa’s injury pushed the quarterback down into the Top 5 or Top 10 on some mock drafts.

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Tagovailoa has already set the Alabama school record for passing touchdowns with 87 and his 7,442 passing yards ranks third in school history.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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David Bahnsen: Obama-Warren story highlights this major problem facing Democrats in 2020

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The Hill recently published a telling piece about President Obama “going to bat” for Sen. Elizabeth Warren with significant Wall Street donors and wealthy Democratic supporters. The article reveals something crucially important about today’s Democratic Party. 

While many honed in on the fact that Obama was not talking up his own VP, Joe Biden, or that it portrayed the former president defending someone who has at times been a vocal critic of his, the real underlying takeaway is this:

 Democrats are deeply stuck with a “Do as I say, not as I do” mantra. 

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 The fight at the recent Democratic debate between Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Warren on fundraisers in “wine caves” and “billionaires in smoke-filled rooms” highlights a tension that even Mayor Pete himself jumped on:

Wealthy people criticizing wealthy people who themselves rely on wealthy people to fund their campaigns are going to have a really hard time prosecuting a national message against wealthy people.

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Of course, this is a point of tension that was entirely avoidable for the Democratic Party. They certainly could have chosen to declare a particular viewpoint on health care or student loans without demonizing successful people. 

But the momentum of Bernie Sanders in 2016 and the energy in Warren’s class-warfare message in this campaign forced the entire slate of candidates to the far left early in this primary season, and left a stage filled with millionaires (and now two billionaires) to run a cartoonish effort to see who could say the worst thing about prosperous people. The result has been a non-stop Marxian barb-fest that has lasted for months, and now has Obama rushing to the wine caves to do damage control.

 Even Obama has packaged his love-fest for Warren as a broad “I will support the entire field” kind of message. Instead of claiming to particularly support Warren and her toxic message of division and resentment, he has gone out of his way to say the Democrats “have a field that is very accomplished, very serious and passionate and smart people who have a history of public service, and whoever emerges from the primary process, I will work my tail off to make sure that they are the next president.”

Obama pleading with well-heeled donors to “stick with Warren or whoever gets the nomination” is a telling sign that Democrats are at risk of alienating their traditional supporters (not just as donors, but as voters). 

 Obama may sincerely believe that the Democrats have a pool of serious and smart candidates, but he is also a talented and astute enough politician to know that the donor class that has traditionally enabled Democratic electoral success is a “socially liberally, fiscally moderate” hybrid of cosmopolitan elites who are not taking well to a season of demonization and criticism over their success.

Even if Warren falters in this campaign, the Democratic world is filled with two constituencies right now:

  • The “haves” who are tired of being demonized and criticized every night 
  • The “have nots” who can see in real-time that the Democrats launching the criticisms are, themselves, very rich and very comfortable. 

Warren may avoid (for now) “wine caves” and Super-PAC’s with hedge funders, but she can’t avoid that her net worth is estimated to be north of $12 million. Only a Michael Bloomberg has been willing to run on his net worth as an asset, not a liability. 

This Democratic field intuitively knows that material success and hard work are noble American ideals, and has proven such in their own lives and pursuits for decades. Their message has always resonated with a large constituency of successful American voters who happen to find more in common with the Democratic political platform than not. 

But Obama pleading with well-heeled donors to “stick with Warren or whoever gets the nomination” is a telling sign that Democrats are at risk of alienating their traditional supporters (not just as donors, but as voters). This paranoia is justified after the assault of the last six months, and few politicians in American life have the instincts to recognize it better than Obama.

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Of course, this tension was entirely avoidable. Despite my own disagreements with the majority of their agenda, there was and is plenty of room for discussion around key issues on the national stage like health care, student loans, tax policy and technology. The increasingly left-ward surge of modern progressivism did not just pull the far left of the Democratic Party with it, but the center as well. Stuck now between a message of hysterical demonization and rank hypocrisy, the Democrats are in panic mode.

The quicker they can eliminate Warren as one of their leading national spokespeople, the better. 

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Monsey Hanukkah Stabbing: 5 Wounded at Rabbi’s Home in N.Y. Suburb

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MONSEY, N.Y. — An intruder with a large knife burst into the home of a Hasidic rabbi in a New York suburb on Saturday night, stabbing and wounding five people just as they were gathering to light candles for Hanukkah, officials and a witness said.

It was a terrifying scene, the officials and witness reported, saying that the violence occurred at about 10 p.m. as numerous people were celebrating Hanukkah at the home of the rabbi, Chaim Rottenberg, in Monsey, which is in an area with a large population of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, visiting the rabbi’s home on Sunday morning, called the attack an “act of domestic terrorism.”

The New York Police Department said a suspect had been arrested in Harlem and was turned over to the authorities in Rockland County, which is northwest of New York City and where the attack took place.

The suspect was not immediately identified.

A witness, Aron Kohn, 65, who said he was in the rabbi’s home at the time, recalled that the rabbi was near the Hanukkah candles when the intruder stormed in.

“I was praying for my life,” Mr. Kohn said. “He started attacking people right away as soon as he came in the door. We didn’t have time to react at all.”

“We saw him pull a knife out of a case,” Mr. Kohn said. “It was about the size of a broomstick.”

Mr. Kohn said that after the attacker fled, he tried to enter a synagogue next door, Congregation Netzach Yisroel, which is led by Rabbi Rottenberg.

But people inside the synagogue apparently heard screams from the rabbi’s home and, fearful, locked the door so the attacker could not get in, Mr. Kohn said.

Michael B. Specht, town supervisor for Ramapo, which includes Monsey, said the suspect had been arrested in New York City in the 32nd Precinct, which covers Harlem.

Harlem is about 30 miles away from Monsey.

“Obviously, there’s been a history in the region of violent attacks upon the Orthodox community,” Mr. Specht said. “This is something very nightmarish to have happen in our town.”

Yossi Gestetner, a co-founder of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, a group that covers New York and New Jersey, said one of the victims was the rabbi’s son.

“The house had many dozens of people in there,” Mr. Gestetner said in a phone interview. “It was a Hanukkah celebration.”

Peggy Green, a Monsey resident who is Jewish, said she was at the Evergreen Kosher Market at around 10 p.m. when she heard that there had been a stabbing nearby on Forshay Road.

Ms. Green said the market, which is usually open until midnight on Saturdays and was busy with people shopping for Hanukkah parties, closed early.

Ms. Green, who lives nearby, said she tried to drive near the rabbi’s home but found Forshay Road blocked off by a long line of ambulances and police cars.

“It’s very scary,” she said, of being Jewish in Rockland County, adding that she thinks synagogues should have more armed security.

Ed Day, county executive for Rockland County, condemned the attack.

“Law enforcement in Rockland will leave no stone unturned as they bring those guilty of this crime to swift and severe justice,” Mr. Day said in a statement.

Governor Cuomo said he had ordered the State Police hate crimes task force to investigate the stabbings.

The attack came after a surge in anti-Semitic violence in the New York region. On Friday, the police in New York City stepped up patrols in three Brooklyn neighborhoods after what officials called an “alarming” increase in incidents.

Last month, an Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed just steps away from a local synagogue as he was walking to morning prayers. The synagogue’s surveillance cameras showed a vehicle stopping near the man and then the attack on him, according to a manager there.

No one has been charged in that attack, and officials have not determined that it was a bias crime.

Rockland County, a collection of five towns northwest of New York City, has more than 300,000 people. About 31 percent of the population is Jewish, according to the state, and the county has one of the largest concentrations of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the country.

The ultra-Orthodox population has surged in recent years as Hasidic families from Queens and Brooklyn, priced out of their neighborhoods, moved to the suburbs.

“The community is terrified,” said Evan Bernstein, the New York regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, who was at the crime scene in Monsey on Saturday night. “They are very, very scared.”

Orthodox Jews in Monsey were already rattled by recent assaults against Jews that took place in the last week in Brooklyn, as well as a deadly anti-Semitic shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City this month, he said.

Three people, two of them Orthodox Jews, were killed at the market, which was at the center of a growing Hasidic Jewish community in Jersey City.

Officials later declared the attack an act of domestic terrorism and said it was fueled by the assailants’ anti-Semitic beliefs.

While officials have not yet said whether they are investigating the stabbing on Saturday night as a hate crime, Mr. Bernstein said Orthodox community members he had spoken with felt the circumstances made them feel as though they were being targeted.

“This spate of assaults that we saw this past week was unlike anything I’ve experienced in my six and a half years at the A.D.L.,” he said. “And then, to have that really bookended with what happened in Jersey City and now, here in Monsey.”

Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs contributed reporting.

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Florida deputies nab fugitive carjacking suspect as he’s livestreaming on Instagram

Florida deputies say they apprehended a fugitive carjacking suspect as he was livestreaming on Instagram.

Kevin Gaines, 20, was captured at his home Thursday night after six weeks on the lam, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies released body cam video showing them watching Gaines’ live on Instagram, Fox 35 Orlando reported Saturday.

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Mugshot for Kevin Gaines Jr., 20, of Deland. Authorities said he was arrested on outstanding warrants in Florida after deputies confirmed he was inside a home by watching him live on Instagram.  (Volusia Sheriff office via AP)

“In watching the video, Deputy Billy Leven could tell Gaines was inside the house,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. “When he pointed his spotlight into the window, Deputy Leven could see the light show up in the live Instagram video shortly before it abruptly ended.”

“Get to the house, he just shut his live off and said the cops are here,” a deputy is heard saying in the video.

During the video, a woman is heard saying to the deputies surrounding the house that Gaines wasn’t inside.

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Gaines was wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from a December 2018 arrest for carjacking.

He was also wanted for another outstanding warrant in a separate case in which he was accused of riddling a car with bullets from an AR-15 style rifle. That incident took place at a skating rink and deputies said there were 300 to 400 people there at the time.

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He was being held without bail after his apprehension, according to deputies.

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Monsey Hanukkah Stabbing: 5 Wounded at Rabbi’s Home in N.Y. Suburb

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MONSEY, N.Y. — An intruder with a large knife burst into the home of a Hasidic rabbi in a New York suburb on Saturday night, stabbing and wounding five people just as they were gathering to light candles for Hanukkah, officials and a witness said.

It was a terrifying scene, the officials and witness reported, saying that the violence occurred at about 10 p.m. as numerous people were celebrating Hanukkah at the home of the rabbi, Chaim Rottenberg, in Monsey, which is in an area with a large population of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, visiting the rabbi’s home on Sunday morning, called the attack an “act of domestic terrorism.”

The New York Police Department said a suspect had been arrested in Harlem and was turned over to the authorities in Rockland County, which is northwest of New York City and where the attack took place.

The suspect was not immediately identified.

A witness, Aron Kohn, 65, who said he was in the rabbi’s home at the time, recalled that the rabbi was near the Hanukkah candles when the intruder stormed in.

“I was praying for my life,” Mr. Kohn said. “He started attacking people right away as soon as he came in the door. We didn’t have time to react at all.”

“We saw him pull a knife out of a case,” Mr. Kohn said. “It was about the size of a broomstick.”

Mr. Kohn said that after the attacker fled, he tried to enter a synagogue next door, Congregation Netzach Yisroel, which is led by Rabbi Rottenberg.

But people inside the synagogue apparently heard screams from the rabbi’s home and, fearful, locked the door so the attacker could not get in, Mr. Kohn said.

Michael B. Specht, town supervisor for Ramapo, which includes Monsey, said the suspect had been arrested in New York City in the 32nd Precinct, which covers Harlem.

Harlem is about 30 miles away from Monsey.

“Obviously, there’s been a history in the region of violent attacks upon the Orthodox community,” Mr. Specht said. “This is something very nightmarish to have happen in our town.”

Yossi Gestetner, a co-founder of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, a group that covers New York and New Jersey, said one of the victims was the rabbi’s son.

“The house had many dozens of people in there,” Mr. Gestetner said in a phone interview. “It was a Hanukkah celebration.”

Peggy Green, a Monsey resident who is Jewish, said she was at the Evergreen Kosher Market at around 10 p.m. when she heard that there had been a stabbing nearby on Forshay Road.

Ms. Green said the market, which is usually open until midnight on Saturdays and was busy with people shopping for Hanukkah parties, closed early.

Ms. Green, who lives nearby, said she tried to drive near the rabbi’s home but found Forshay Road blocked off by a long line of ambulances and police cars.

“It’s very scary,” she said, of being Jewish in Rockland County, adding that she thinks synagogues should have more armed security.

Ed Day, county executive for Rockland County, condemned the attack.

“Law enforcement in Rockland will leave no stone unturned as they bring those guilty of this crime to swift and severe justice,” Mr. Day said in a statement.

Governor Cuomo said he had ordered the State Police hate crimes task force to investigate the stabbings.

The attack came after a surge in anti-Semitic violence in the New York region. On Friday, the police in New York City stepped up patrols in three Brooklyn neighborhoods after what officials called an “alarming” increase in incidents.

Last month, an Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed just steps away from a local synagogue as he was walking to morning prayers. The synagogue’s surveillance cameras showed a vehicle stopping near the man and then the attack on him, according to a manager there.

No one has been charged in that attack, and officials have not determined that it was a bias crime.

Rockland County, a collection of five towns northwest of New York City, has more than 300,000 people. About 31 percent of the population is Jewish, according to the state, and the county has one of the largest concentrations of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the country.

The ultra-Orthodox population has surged in recent years as Hasidic families from Queens and Brooklyn, priced out of their neighborhoods, moved to the suburbs.

“The community is terrified,” said Evan Bernstein, the New York regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, who was at the crime scene in Monsey on Saturday night. “They are very, very scared.”

Orthodox Jews in Monsey were already rattled by recent assaults against Jews that took place in the last week in Brooklyn, as well as a deadly anti-Semitic shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City this month, he said.

Three people, two of them Orthodox Jews, were killed at the market, which was at the center of a growing Hasidic Jewish community in Jersey City.

Officials later declared the attack an act of domestic terrorism and said it was fueled by the assailants’ anti-Semitic beliefs.

While officials have not yet said whether they are investigating the stabbing on Saturday night as a hate crime, Mr. Bernstein said Orthodox community members he had spoken with felt the circumstances made them feel as though they were being targeted.

“This spate of assaults that we saw this past week was unlike anything I’ve experienced in my six and a half years at the A.D.L.,” he said. “And then, to have that really bookended with what happened in Jersey City and now, here in Monsey.”

Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs contributed reporting.

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