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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:00 am

Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street.

Notik – a follower of the Chabad-Lubavitch stream of Judaism who had moved to Kenya to serve local Jews just days before that incident in 2014 – gave the assailants his prayer book and a lapel pin, along with his shofar, the ceremonial horn that Jews blow on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This was all he had on him because observant Jews are generally not allowed to carry objects on Shabbat.

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