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December 27, 2019

Screenshot of a video taken of an earlier antisemitic incident in New York City

The fifth night of Hanukkah marked the sixth anti-Semitic attack in New York City this week, a disturbing sign of anti-Semitism on the rise, investigators said.

The latest attach unfolded Thursday in Brooklyn, where police said they arrested a woman who allegedly assaulted another woman, calling her a "f---ing Jew."

The string of incidents began Monday, when a 28-year-old man allegedly punched and kicked a 65-year-old man in Manhattan while screaming, "F--- you, Jew," the New York Police Department revealed. The victim suffered cuts to his face and hand, police said.

Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind said the victim had been wearing a black yarmulke and checking his cellphone when the attack unfolded blocks away from Grand Central Terminal. Police arrested the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Steven Jorge.

Later that day, police were alerted of another incident in Brooklyn, where a group of teenagers allegedly approached a 6-year-old child from behind, striking him inside the lobby of a residential building.

On Tuesday, a group of teenagers allegedly yelled "f--- you, Jew," at a 25-year-old man as he walked down the street in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn, before hurling their Slurpee on him, he told police.

Hours later, a suspect punched a Jewish man in the back of the head while another filmed the attack, Yeshiva World News reported. The Anti-Defamation League [ADL] offered a $10,000 reward for information on that incident.

"We are appalled at the sheer frequency and aggressive nature of these incidents," ADL Regional Director for New York and New Jersey Evan Bernstein said. "They're made particularly heinous by the fact they are occurring during a time when society is supposed to come together in peace for the holidays, and as the Jewish community is particularly on edge as it's reeling from the deadly attack in Jersey City on December 10th. Enough is enough; now is the time for society to come together in rejection of this hate and for public officials and community leaders to speak up, lead by example, and demand meaningful change to protect the Jewish community."

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Wednesday: "It's not enough to condemn anti-Semitism - we have to confront it. The despicable crimes committed against our Jewish community over the last 24 hours are an attack on ALL New Yorkers. The NYPD is actively investigating all of them and will bring the perpetrators to justice."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo echoed the mayor's sentiments in a statement of his own Wednesday.

"This horrific and cowardly act of anti-Semitism is repugnant to our values, and it's even more despicable that it occurred over the holidays," Cuomo said. "We have absolutely zero tolerance for bigotry and hate, and we will continue to call it out whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head."

The uptick in anti-Semitic crimes came less than two weeks after the targeted attack and shootout at a kosher deli in Jersey City that left several dead.

NYPD investigating 6th anti-Semitic attack in less than 4 days Document

December 24, 2019

December 23, 2019

A view of Midtown Manhattan where the attack took place (File photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

A man from Miami has been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime after he allegedly punched and kicked a 65-year-old man in midtown Manhattan on Monday, according to New York Police Sgt. Lee Jones.

The suspect, Steven Jorge, 28, also allegedly yelled "F*** you, Jew," at the victim, Jones said. The incident occurred in the vicinity of East 41st Street and 3rd Avenue, about two blocks away from Grand Central Terminal.

The New York Police Department received a 911 call at 11:40 a.m. Monday about the 65-year-old male victim, who was allegedly punched in the face and kicked after he fell to the ground, Jones said.

The victim was treated at the scene and did not immediately go to the hospital, Jones said. It was not immediately clear whether Jorge has an attorney.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Wednesday night, calling for New Yorkers to confront anti-Semitism.

"The despicable crimes committed against our Jewish community over the last 24 hours are an attack on ALL New Yorkers," the mayor tweeted. "The NYPD is actively investigating all of them and will bring the perpetrators to justice."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Wednesday saying he was "disgusted" by the incident and he promised to provide state police assistance to the NYPD in its investigation.

"This horrific and cowardly act of anti-Semitism is repugnant to our values, and it's even more despicable that it occurred over the holidays," Cuomo said in the statement.

Dov Hikind, a former New York state assemblyman and the founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, told CNN the victim is an Orthodox Jew and said the family of the victim reached out to him Monday night.

Hikind has been critical of how de Blasio has been responding to anti-Semitic incidents across the city.

"I've talked to the mayor. He doesn't know what to do," Hikind said. "We've presented a plan to the mayor. Right now, anti-Semitism, it's not being dealt with. 'You condemn, you move on, you condemn the next one.' I wanted the mayor to declare a state of emergency because of these hate crimes."

CNN has reached out to de Blasio's office for comment.

The NYPD reported 166 anti-Semitic incidents from January through September this year. The vast majority of the crimes do not involve assault, but rather acts of vandalism, with graffiti or swastikas being scrawled on places that include synagogues, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in September, when he was the department's chief of detectives.

Anti-Semitic incidents are the most common hate crimes reported in the city, currently comprising 53.7% of all reported hate crimes from January to September this year, according to NYPD Crime Statistics.

The NYPD said arrests related to hate crimes are also up compared to the same period last year.

Man charged with hate crime after daylight assault in Manhattan Document