On Passover eve: Russia’s largest yeshiva attacked with arson and swastikas

Jewish officials say an arson fire was set at the largest yeshiva in Russia as students, rabbis, and guests gathered there for a Passover Seder celebration.

No one was reported injured in the Friday fire ahead of the Passover meal at the Torat Chaim Jewish school in an eastern Moscow suburb.

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Olga Esaulova, a spokeswoman for Moscow’s chief rabbi, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying the fire was set in a storage area for kosher meat and that swastikas were drawn at the yeshiva’s entrance.

There were about 60 students, rabbis, and guests in the building at the time, the state news agency RIA-Novosti reported.

On Passover eve Russia’s largest yeshiva attacked with arson and swastikas (3)