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Shliach in Russia Shot in the Chest

Rabbi Ovadia Isakov, a Shliach in the Russian city of Derbent in the tumultuous region of Dagestan, was shot in the chest by an unknown assailant. His condition is listed as serious.

The incident occurred this morning as the Rabbi was exiting his car in front of his home.

A search is underway for the assailant.

Rabbi Isakov and his wife are the parents of four young children, They have been living in Derbent on Shlichus for nine years.

Dagestan and neighboring Chechnia have mostly Muslim populations, and have been the site of much violence and unrest in their quest for independence since the Soviet Union collapsed over two decades ago.

Update: Ynet reports that Chabad leaders have been attempting to fly Rabbi Isakov to Israel for further treatment.

Update: Please say Tehilim for Ovadia ben Zahavah Chaya.

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#1 Comment By tehillim On July 25, 2013 @ 11:26 am

we can do it again!
I take book Alef

#2 Comment By tehillim On July 25, 2013 @ 11:26 am

please full jewish name!

#3 Comment By Please say Tehilim for Ovadia ben Zahavah Chaya. On July 25, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

Please say Tehilim for Ovadia ben Zahavah Chaya.

#4 Comment By SARA On July 25, 2013 @ 11:39 am


#5 Comment By name On July 25, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

Ovadyia Ben Zahavah Chaya

#6 Comment By The Rebbe said On July 25, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

That if Israel gives away land that Hashem gave them in a Miraculous way in the June 1967 six day war This will put the lives of Jews all over the world in extreme danger

#7 Comment By Dov bennish On July 25, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

Every jew a 22

#8 Comment By reply to dov b On July 25, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

or at least a 9mm

#9 Comment By Most of the Terrorists are Muslim On July 25, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

But Not all Muslims are Terrorists