Russia’s largest yeshiva targeted in arson on the eve of Passover

19 Apr 2019

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer on Friday expressed anger and horror at the arson attack on the Torat Chaim Yeshiva in a Moscow suburb, accompanied by swastika-laden graffiti. “The entire international Jewish community is horrified by this vicious attack by what appears to be neo-Nazi elements,” said Singer. “We are deeply grateful that no one was injured in this cowardly incident and hope that the Russian authorities will do everything in their power to bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice. I wish the teachers and students at the Torat Chaim Yeshiva, and all Jews around the world, a beautiful and peaceful Passover free of further violence.”


Moscow Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt's spokeswoman said that the fire was set in the storage area for kosher meat and that the swastikas were drawn at the entrance to the Yeshiva.