Rabbi beaten in Ukraine


A rabbi and teacher was severely beaten on a main street in the eastern Ukranian city of Dnepropetrovsk.

Rabbi Dov-Ber Baitman, a teacher at the Jewish educational center Shiurey Torah, was assaulted and severely beaten by four men after evening classes on Jan. 24.

The assailants have not been identified and no arrests have been reported.

Leaders of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community say the assault is connected to other anti-Semitic incidents in the region and appealed to the Ukrainian Secret Service to conduct a thorough investigation.

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