The two men were also said to have shouted “f*** Jews” and “dirty Jew” during the antisemitic attack, which took place at approximately 21:45 on Friday 29th November as the rabbi walked along Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill. The two teenagers were described as black and wearing dark hooded clothing.
The incident took place during the Jewish Sabbath, when orthodox Jews do not use telephones and has now been reported to the police and Stamford Hill Shomrim, a volunteer Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol.
Anybody with information should call the police on 101, quoting reference number CAD6332/30/11/19, or call Stamford Hill Shomrim on 0300 999 0123.
A spokesman for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “This is an appalling attack on an innocent and eminent visitor to our country, and he will leave not only with physical injuries but an impression of the UK that sadly our country is beginning to deserve, as attacks on Jews proliferate and antisemitism appears daily on the frontline of our politics.”