Scene of Monsey machete attack
Scene of Monsey machete attackReuters

The condition of the Jewish man who was critically wounded in a machete attack in Monsey over the Hanukkah holiday has improved, Yeshiva World News reported.

Yosef Neiman was one of five people who were stabbed when they were attacked while attending a Hanukkah party on December 29, 2019. Neuman, 71, a father of seven, suffered a traumatic brain injury which doctors feared he might never recover from.

“Doctors are not optimistic about his chances to regain consciousness, and even if our father does miraculously recover partially, doctors expect that he will have permanent brain damage, leaving him partially paralyzed and speech-impaired for the rest of his life,” his family said following the attack.

Nearly two months after the brutal attack assault, however, Neuman has opened his eyes and his breathing on his own, sources told Yeshiva World News.