Joseph Gluck credits God for his heroic response in fending off Hanukkah machete attacker

Heroism triumphs over terrorism: When a machete-wielding man broke into the Monsey, NY, home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, terror and panic took lease.

The accused assailant, Grafton Thomas, tried to use his weapon upon everyone who had gathered for a Hanukkah dinner — including children. 32-year-old Joseph Gluck had a chance to flee to safety; instead, he successfully fought off the assailant using only a table — and in the process, he very likely prevented a massacre from occurring.

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