Russian Authorities Raid Chabad Day School

Authorities in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg raided the local chapter of Or Avner, a Chabad-run Jewish day school, confiscating Jewish books and questioning 30 students on ‘suspicion of racism.’ The raid was carried out by the Russian state security agency FSB, successor to the dreaded Soviet KGB.

From Yeshiva World News:

According to the exclusive Ladaat News report, the youths questioned as suspected of racist studies based on their limud Torah. The youths questioned were told the investigation surrounds nationalist hate and hate of foreigners as taught in the seforim that were confiscated according to the FSB.

The limited information released points to a police investigation launched when a young lady complained she was not accepted to a school because she is not Jewish. The mother of the girl filed an official complaint with the appropriate state agency, leading to accusation the students in the school are studying racist material and taught to “hate foreigners”.

It should be pointed out the school is not in a small village but one of the largest cities in Russia.

Ladaat quotes a “rav of a prominent tzibur in Russia” anonymously explaining it appears the FSB actions did not originate from senior officials but from a local official in the prosecutor’s office in the Sverdlovsk Province. The rav adds that nevertheless, the incident should be regarded as most serious and it unfortunately sends them back to the dark days that everyone would like to forget.

8 Comments

  • 2. MaidofCH wrote:

    Unfortunately coming soon to CH & elsewhere, especially with the influx of hipsters & other crackpot liberals who perceive any kind of exclusion as racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. They will try to enroll their non-Jewish kids in our schools, then complain that we will not accept them. They will see all the straight white males & see it as one giant conspiracy. Already they are challenging “freedom of religion.” Mark my words — what just happened in Russia is the tip of the iceberg.

  • 3. Finally wrote:

    I get to objectively see the story I heard when I was a kid, told by the victims… It’s all coming together lol

  • 4. one way out wrote:

    Moshiach is the only way out of this Golus
    may it be now!!!!!

  • 5. 2234w wrote:

    ok, just keep an eye on this information, but meanwhile, make sure there is ample time to do maximum amount of mitzvos.
    remember achdus, remember ahavas yisroel, chesed, etc

  • 6. World gone mad! wrote:

    To MaidofCH:
    You are so right. Don’t be surprised if – I mean, WHEN – some Jewish “LGBT” group will want to host some event at an orhodox run facility. If you refuse, this is what you may be in for, see:

    http://www.dennisprager.com/tolerance-health-and-fascism/

    But this has gone worldwide, so, yes, the way out has to be Moshiach. Like a Litvak, A”H, used to tell me,”I want Moshiach yesterday.” Simply put, if Moshiach would have come “yesterday” or anytime in the past, for sure he would still be here today.

  • 7. Jim M. wrote:

    This is why good moral people, Jews AND Christians alike, must unite to stop this liberal stupidity.

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