Victim of Knifing Attack at Chabad Headquarters Is Alert, Recovering


Levi Yitzchak Rosenblat, the yeshivah student who was wounded early Tuesday morning in a knifing attack in the shul at Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y., was reportedly alert and resting Wednesday in the intensive-care unit of the Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan.

At 1:37 a.m. on Tuesday, while deeply engrossed in his studies, the 22-year-old student from Israel was brutally stabbed in the head by a man wielding a knife who had entered the building earlier in the day.

Rosenblat was treated at the scene by paramedics and rushed to Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital, a level-one trauma center, for treatment.

Doctors were concerned that Rosenblat might have a neurovascular issue in the brain and transferred him to Bellevue, which has specialists in this area.

An angiogram performed by medical staff revealed a laceration, which they successfully repaired during the same procedure. Following the procedure, Rosenblat regained consciousness.

On Tuesday night, Rosenblat had a phone conversation with his parents, who were very happy to speak to him.His mother is on her way to New York from their home in Beitar Illit, Israel, just south of Yerushalayim.

Rosenblat’s medical team said they are pleased with his progress and that his recovery is headed in a positive direction.

Family and friends are asking for continued prayers for the speedy recovery of Levi Yitzchak ben Raizel.

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