Jewish leaders in Uzbekistan believe the murder of an assistant to the country’s chief rabbi may have been motivated by anti-Semitism. But in a letter published by the AEN news agency, community leaders said it is too early to decide on the motives of the crime and warned against “premature conclusions” they fear may hurt the Jewish community in this Central Asian nation. Karina Loifer, 20, and her mother, Svetlana, were found strangled June 8 in their apartment in the capital Tashkent.
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