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Rabbi Wounded In New York Synagogue Attack During Chanukah Dies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The rabbi who was gravely injured in the Dec. 28 synagogue attack in upstate Monsey has died from his injuries, CBS2 confirmed on Sunday.

Josef Neumann, 72, was stabbed at a Chanukah party. Police said Grafton Thomas burst into the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenbeg and attacked five people with a machete.

Neumann's family said back in January he was still in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center and needed additional surgeries.

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Neumann's daughter, Nicky Kohen, said at the time she visited her father every day.

"I tell him about my kids and I tell him what day it is and what we're doing, just like carrying a conversation. It's just one sided right now," Kohen said.

The family had set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for mounting medical bills. For more information, please click here.


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