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Hebrew teacher assaulted in possible anti-Semitic attack in Kiev

(JTA) A Hebrew teacher in Kiev was assaulted in what Jewish community representatives described as a rare and violent anti-Semitic attack. Four men ambushed the Israel-born teacher, Hillel Wertheimer, on Saturday night at his apartment building after following him home from synagogue services, according to Joseph Zissels, chairman of the Vaad Association of Jewish Organizations […]

Russian priest suspended over anti-Semitic pejorative

(JTA) — Russian church officials suspended a priest for using an anti-Semitic pejorative while baptizing a girl. The two-month ban on Andrey Evstigneeva was announced earlier this month on the website of the Diocese of Saratov, a city 450 miles southeast of Moscow. It followed complaints by the family and the Russian Jewish Congress, the […]

Rabbi’s shooting shakes Russian community’s confidence

(JTA) — Accustomed to the sound of gunfire at night, neighbors of Rabbi Ovadia Isakov were not particularly startled when a shot rang out on Pushkin Street on July 25. But unlike the volleys that partygoers often fire heavenward in this lawless corner of the Russian Caucasus, the shooters outside the rabbi’s door had a […]

Putin: Jewish teacher’s jail sentence ‘egregious’

(JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said a court in Tver may have acted “egregiously” in sentencing a Jewish rural teacher to seven years in jail for taking $13,000 in bribes. The case of the teacher, Ilya Farber, “is, of course, egregious,” Putin said during an interview with Russia’s Channel 1. It is Putin’s first […]

Вандалы осквернили памятник жертвам гитлеризма

1 июля был осквернен Мемориал «Помним ради будущего» жертвам геноцида – мирным жителям Новомосковского района, расстрелянным фашистами в 1941-43 гг.», расположенный в г.Новомосковск Днепропетровской области.  Неизвестные вандалы нанесли на монумент различные изображения, в том числе нацистскую свастику и ее модификации[1]. По факту преступления Новомосковский городской отдел милиции возбудил уголовное дело по статье «хулиганство» (ч.3 ст.296 […]