Monday, March 10, 2008

Rabbi's attackers identified

Ukrainian authorities reportedly identified the four attackers of a Dnepropetrovsk rabbi.

A special unit of the Secret Service and Ministry of Interior Affairs named the assailants who severely beat Rabbi Dov-Ber Baitman, a teacher at the Jewish educational center Shiurey Torah and the anchor of the local Jewish television show “Video-HiTaS,” on Jan. 24.

The break in the case was reported on the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community's Web site,

During the attack after evening classes at the educational center, the suspects also shouted anti-Semitic slurs at Baitman, a Lubavitch-Chabad emissary.

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