Ukraine Rabbinate’s Web site attacked
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Ukraine Rabbinate’s Web site attacked

Hackers attacked the Web site of the Chief Rabbinate in Ukraine.

The attack Monday temporarily blocked access to the site,, which is run by Rabbi Azriel Chaikin, one of the chief rabbis of Ukraine. No one claimed responsibility.

The Chief Rabbinate’s press service told JTA that access to the Web site was restored after a call requesting help from the Ukrainian Secret Service.

Featured on the Web site was an open letter from Rabbi Chaikin to Ukrainian President Victor Yuschenko thanking the president for his recent steps to combat anti-Semitism in Ukraine and his presidential order to return Torah scrolls to the Jewish community.