Skip to comments.Jew stabbed in Kiev on way home from synagogue
Posted on 01/21/2014 5:02:12 AM PST by cunning_fish
Dov Ber Glickman made his way back to the synagogue where he collapsed and was taken to hospital.
A student at a kollel, an institute for full-time, advanced Talmud study for married men, was stabbed in Kiev on Friday evening.
It was the second attack on a Jewish target in the Ukrainian capital in under a week.
Three youths ambushed the victim as he made his way home from services at a synagogue in the Podil neighborhood, according to Hatzalah Ukraine, a local Jewish organization.
The assailants beat their victim, Dov Ber Glickman, 28, before stabbing him three times in the feet and fleeing, Chabad emissary Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman said.
Glickman made his way back to the synagogue where he collapsed. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery on his foot.
Hatzalah Ukraine called for increased security at synagogues in response to the recent serious anti-Semitic incidents.
On Shabbat a week ago, four men followed Hillel Wertheimer, an Israeli-born Hebrew teacher, home from synagogue and beat him.
Nowadays, the beating of a defenseless Jewish school teacher is a culmination of anti-Semitism. The Ukrainian government must take tough measures to prevent such incidents in future, Boris Fuchsmann, president of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine said after last weeks attack.
US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt confirmed in an email to The Jerusalem Post that he met with Ukrainian Chief Rabbi Dov Bleich last week to discuss recent political developments.
The World Jewish Congress said Wertheimers beating was part of a wider trend of anti-Semitic incitement and extremist activities in the country fostered in part by the growing popularity of the ultra-nationalist Svoboda party, which the Jewish organization has deemed a neo-Nazi group.
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Glad to hear he will be O.K. I hope they catch and punish the bast*rds.
Glad he will be OK, but I fear his attack is just the first of a revival of physical anti-semitism.
It seems like nationalism is on the rise in Ukraine with these recent protests.
I was praying a decade ago that socialism was finally dead, and with it the antisemitism it encouraged. Sadly, neither side of that prayer has been granted. I hope more Jews will arm themselves for trips to and from synagogue and study - a few dead thugs would be a nice outcome.
"I was praying a decade ago that socialism was finally dead, and with it the antisemitism it encouraged"Unfortunately antisemitism in Ukraine has roots which predate Socialism. Jews were not really welcome ever since the time of Cossack uprisings against the Polish-Ukrainian Commonwealth. Its a very complex issue.