Friday, July 29, 2016

Ukraine: Firebombs hurled at Hasidic luminary’s grave

Via Times of Israel (h/t Honestly Concerned):
Unknown perpetrators hurled firebombs at the gravesite of a Hasidic luminary in central Ukraine.

The incident in Shpola, a city located 120 miles south of the capital, Kiev, occurred Sunday evening, according to Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee.

On Monday, Dolinsky wrote on Facebook that the perpetrators tried to set on fire a structure built near the gravesite of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Alter, one of the earliest leaders of the Ger hasidic dynasty. He died in 1811 and was also known as the Sefat Emet after the book he wrote.

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