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Man who helped stop Monsey stabbing rejects cash reward from Anti-Defamation LeaguePosted: Updated:
A man who helped stop a stabbing attack that left several people injured at a rabbi's home in Monsey is refusing to accept a cash reward.
Josef Gluck is credited with jumping in front of the attacker who was holding a machete. He used a wooden table to stop the attack and eventually got the attacker to leave the home.
The suspect then fled but Gluck was able to get the license plate number of the car, which helped police arrest the man in Harlem.
The Jewish Federation and the Anti-Defamation League offered Gluck a $20,0000 reward earlier this month, but Gluck turned it down.
At an event where he was honored in Williamsburg, he said he declined to take the money because it came from groups he considered as Zionists and that do not represent his beliefs and values.
The Anti-Defamation League said it was disappointed that Gluck would not accept the reward money.
Gluck has received several honors for his actions, including receiving the Liberty Medal from the New York state Senate.
A 72-year-old remains in a coma stemming from the stabbing attack.
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