A band of hooligans toppled a menorah placed on the sidewalk of the town square in Dnipro, Ukraine.
Surveillance footage shows a group of 5 teenagers approaching the menorah at approximately 6 am Monday morning and knocking it over before fleeing.
Police have opened an investigation into the matter and are considering charges under Ukraine’s criminal law statutes.
In a separate incident, a menorah was vandalized in Kiev when a man climbed a fence behind a public menorah and began tearing it apart. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into police custody.
In yet another case of antisemitism, a swastika was found graffitied in a public garden in the city of Lvov. The swastika was removed by an organization that promotes Jewish culture in the city.
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We are in golus and should keep a low profile. It doesnt say in halacha to erect a giant menorah in a non jewish town square. A little sechel is in order. same with the chanuka on cars parades. thats the pirsum haneis that chazal had in mind
correction, that’s NOT the pirsum haneis that Chazal had in mind
in de blasio’s NYC a menorah was knocked over as well in Queens and NYPD is refusing to call it a hate crime.
Another big Kiddush Lubavitch, thanks to Habad.
Why doesn’t their Rebbe protect his menoras?
This just shows how wrong they are. We are still in galus, and their Rebbe is in the cemetery.
Ukraine? Is anyone shocked?
That’s what happens when we forget that we’re in Galus and practice in-your-face Judiasm
Maybe we should rethink such public displays of yiddishkiet when living in Golus.
Well, duh! Stop lighting menorahs in goyishe streets! Would you like if Christian missionaries put up a huge ( or even small) cross in Geulah?!
100%. Come home!