Russian rabbi’s home vandalized


A rabbi’s house in Russia’s Republic of Dagestan was vandalized in the second anti-Semitic incident there this week.


Vandals threw a rock through the bedroom window of the Derbent home of Rabbi Ovadiya Isakov early Thursday morning. The rabbi, his wife and children, including a 9-month-old baby, were in the bedroom at the time of the attack, the Chabad-led Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia told the Russian Interfax news agency.


Derbent is a city in the Caucasus region with a Jewish community of more than 5,000.


On Tuesday, the windows in all three stories of the synagogue in Makhachkala, also in the Republic of Dagestan, were broken by unidentified vandals.


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