Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovitch was badly hurt and his wife attacked in a break-in of his home in Buenos Aires early Tuesday by unidentified assailants. They said: “We know that you are the rabbi of the Jewish community” before making off with money and personal valuables. The rabbi was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Heads of the Argentine Jewish community issued a statement demanding that the authorities clarify an incident which they call a warning signal. DEBKAfile’s sources add: The attack on the chief rabbi was clearly anti-Semitic in nature. Security in Buenos Aires has deteriorated sharply in recent months as the country sinks into economic crisis. Break-ins to homes are rife and gangs of robbers are out on the streets.