The sporadic and all-too-frequent attacks against our Jewish neighbors are indefensible with dire consequences for the victim, their family, and our community as a whole. I condemn Friday’s attack that occurred on Avenue L in Flatlands where a man was struck in the face and his yarmulke fell off. We live in multicultural neighborhoods that are open to all people and will not tolerate anti-Semitism or any other hate crimes in our backyard. Anyone who witnesses a hate crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 800-577-TIPS.