12:46 AM, Jun. 2, 2011 | Written by Shawn Cohen
NEW SQUARE — One of the men who defied the New Square grand rabbi and prayed with burn victim Aron Rottenberg outside the village is moving to Monsey today.
David Fromowitz said his family has felt intimidated for months since he and the others started praying at the Friedwald House senior center instead of the village synagogue.
Young men from the congregation would gather outside their home, yelling for them to leave.
Their kids were forced out of school, and they received threatening phone calls.
Fromowitz once found two potatoes stuffed in his car muffler while he was driving with one of his sons.
"I did it only to help the old people — and (the community) terrorized me," said the 33-year-old father of five, who grew up in New Square and works in real estate. "I'm not a fighter. I'm just going to get out of there and give my kids a real Jewish life and not a terrorist life."
The intimidation stopped in January when the family bought the new home.
The only time Fromowitz called police, he said, was after Rottenberg had gotten burned last week.
Fromowitz's children were so worried that something would happen to him, he said, that he asked for protection.
A patrol officer guarded the house the rest of the day.