Bleach Thrown at Rabbi

    NEW YORK - JULY 13: Hasidic men wait for a procession for the body of Leibby Kletzky, a murdered eight-year-old boy who went missing from the Hasidic neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn on July 13, 2011 in New York City. After a two day search Kletzky's dismembered body was found partially in a suitcase inside a dumpster and partially in a refrigerator in a nearby apartment. Police detectives have taken Levi Aron, 35, into custody in connection to the killing. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

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    One day after a prominent Satmar Hasidic man was convicted of sexual abuse in N.Y., the insular ultra-Orthodox community in Williamsburg is still reeling. A Brooklyn rabbi who writes a blog about sex abuse within the tight-knit community allegedly suffered burns Tuesday after bleach was thrown in his face by another Hasidic man. Rabbi Nachum Rosenberg recounted the incident to a local TV station, explaining that a bearded man wearing a black coat ran up to him with a full cup of bleach, and poured it on him. “Half of my face is burned,” he said, “and my left eye, I can't see out of it.” The recent trial, which lasted several weeks, revealed secrets about “modesty squads” in the community, a topic Rosenberg covered on his blog.

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