Rabbi Nosson Schuman
Anthony Graziano and Aakash Dalal have been indicted for the month-long string of attacks which included the attempted murder of Rabbi Neil Schuman, the firebombing of Temple Beth El Rutherford and Temple Beth El Hackensack, prosecutors said.
Aakash Dalal, 20, is charged with conspiring to kill Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Martin Delaney.
The second man charged in a series of attacks on synagogues in New Jersey is being held on $2.5 million bail.
Prosecutors in Bergen County said Aakas Dalal,19, was arrested for his role in anti-Semitic crimes earlier this year in Rutherford and Paramus.
The prosecutor said that Anthony Graziano was spooked by a passing patrol car and failed to carry out the third alleged attack.
The arrest of Anthony Graziano of Lodi comes just days after the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office released video of a “person of interest” sought in the investigation into the firebombing.
Investigators say surveillance video shows him leaving a Walmart on Route 46 in Saddle Brook after buying materials to make Molotov cocktails.
“I think we can use this act of hatred an act of unity,” said Rabbi Nosson Schulman. “Use that hatred and turn it inside out to love.”
For Rabbi Nosson Schuman and his wife, it’s getting a little easier to sleep in their bedroom again. This is just days after someone firebombed their home and synagogue in Rutherford.
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The firebombing of Rabbi Nosson Schuman’s residence next to Congregation Beth El marked the fourth hate crime targeted at a Jewish center in the past month.
Rabbi Nosson Schuman, who lives in the home with his wife and five children, said he saw a flash of fire outside his bedroom window before his bedspread caught fire.