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Russia is planning anti-Semitic campaign – former Moscow chief Rabbi

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July 5,2023 1453
Russia is planning anti-Semitic campaign – former Moscow chief Rabbi

Russia is preparing an anti-Semitic campaign against the Jewish community in Russia. This was stated by the former chief Rabbi of Moscow, Pinchas Goldschmidt, after the Russian Federation recognized him as a ‘foreign agent.’

“Russia has turned for the worse. This is the first time since the beginning of the war that a religious leader has been declared a foreign agent and defined by the Russian government as a hostile threat. It’s very likely that this will mean the start of a new antisemitic campaign against the Jewish community in Russia,” Goldschmidt explained. 

Pinchas Goldschmidt was Moscow’s chief Rabbi for 33 years. Shortly after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, the Jewish community leader left Russia as a sign of refusal to support the war.

In December last year, the Rabbi called on Russian Jews to leave the Russian Federation. “When we look back at Russian history, every time the political system was in danger, the government tried to redirect the anger and discontent of the masses to the Jewish community,” Goldschmidt said.

Cover: Die Zeit

 

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