On Motzei Shabbos, HaRav Binyamin Rimmer, the Mashgiach of Yeshivas Tchebin – and son-in -aw of Maran HaRav Elyashiv ZATZAL – was attacked by two men dressed as Chassidim when he was leaving a Simcha Hall in Modi’in Illit.
This morning, the incident was made known to the other Rabbonim and the administration of the Tchebin Yeshiva. the yeshiva held an emergency meeting and decided to send an envoy to the Sadigura Rebbe, asking him to excommunicate the attackers, who were identified to be followers of his Chassidus.
During the attack, the Mashgiach’s driver and right hand man intervened and prevented the attackers from causing permanent damage or G-d forbid killing the Mashgiach.
The first attacker approached the Mashgiach and began an altercation claiming that the Mashgiach refused to accept him to the yeshiva six years prior. The first attacker then assaulted the Mashgiach and even threatened to exterminate him. It was then that the Mashgiach’s driver intervened.
The assailant eventually asked for forgiveness from the Mashgiach just before the Mashgiach got into his car to flee the scene.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)