WATCH: Moving Hachnasas Sefer Torah For The Zechus Of Jewish Ukrainian Soldiers


An emotional Hachnasas Sefer Torah for the zechus of Ukrainain soldiers took place in Kyiv with the participation of members of parliament, presidential advisers, army commanders, heads of Jewish kehillos, and Jewish soldiers.

At the start of the event, the Rav of the Ukrainian army, HaRav Hillel Cohen, introduced the activities of a number of Jewish organizations that have been active in Ukraine since the start of the war – assisting Jewish and non-Jewish refugees, providing humanitarian aid, and rescuing the sick and elderly, among other activities.

The event was attended by the mayor of Uman, who praised the use of Jewish hotels in Uman for streams of refugees from eastern Ukraine in the first months of the war – all free of charge.

Prior to beginning the writing of the last letters in the Sefer Torah, HaRav Cohen asked those present to stand in the memory of the dozens of Jewish soldiers who fell on the front.

Over a thousand Jewish soldiers were given Chanukah kits with menorahs, candles, special flashlights, and mobile chargers.

The event ended with exuberant dancing to the music of the military band and the Sefer Torah was then placed in a vehicle that will serve as a mobile shul for Ukrainian soldiers on the front.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. All that Sefer Torah is missing the Azov SS runes. This is perverse beyond every imaginable degree. A true chillul HaShem in our time.

    To think these idiots will potentially be shooting yidden over Ivan’s land dispute!!!!!

  2. Sara,

    I ask you again:
    What makes a bunch of Jewish men fighting for their land of birth (as Jews have done many times throughout history) Nazis?

    I always thought Nazis were people who wanted to exterminate the Jewish race.

    Do you have a unique definition of Nazi?
    Or maybe you just have blind faith in Putin?