Ukraine synagogue firebombed again


(JTA) – The exterior of a synagogue in central Ukraine suffered damages after being attacked with a Molotov cocktail.

The New Year’s Eve attack is the second firebombing attack against the synagogue in Kremenchug in as many months. In the first incident, the Molotov cocktail failed to ignite.

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Salomon, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, said the community was relatively lucky in the Dec. 31 attack.

“If [the Molotov cocktail] had gone through a window, it could have burned down the whole building,” he said.

The attack came a month after the community celebrated the dedication of a new Torah scroll in memory of the second Lubavitch rebbe, Rabbi Dov Ber Shneuri.

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