Monday, October 10, 2016

Ukraine: Chabad rabbi brutally attacked at Zhitomir's central station

From Arutz Sheva:
Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, a longtime Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and more recently in Israel, was brutally attacked at Zhitomir’s central train station early Friday morning.

After the attack, Deitsch was found and transported to a local hospital.

The motive for the attack remains unknown. Violent anti-Semitic attacks in Ukraine are rare, and there is no indication at this time that it was anti-Semitic in nature.

Deitsch has been active in strengthening Jewish life in the former Soviet Union for many years, and is a central organizer of hospitality and programming at the burial site of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
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