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.
Reports from Moscow that the Torat Chaim Yeshiva was attacked last night by what seems to be neo-Nazis. Swastikas painted on the doors and the storehouse entirely burned, the yeshiva community’s precious kosher meat/food for Passover gone. pic.twitter.com/XpXJPRLdrC— Avital Chizhik Goldschmidt (@avitalrachel) April 19, 2019