'NY Post': Rabbi who was shot in Russia in July attends Chabad pilgrimage in Brooklyn

November 4, 2013 04:18


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The Chabad rabbi who was shot and seriously wounded in the Russian Republic of Dagestan in July by suspected Muslim extremists attended the annual Chabad Lubavitch pilgrimage in Brooklyn on Sunday, the New York Post reported.

Rabbi Ovadia Isakov, 40, was wounded in the lung, shot from behind by an unidentified assailant not far from his home in the city of Derbent, and was subsequently airlifted to Israel for medical care. He was released from the Rabin Medical Center - Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva in August after undergoing surgery.

“My doctor thought it would be a good idea to [attend the Chabad event] after hearing how inspiring it was for me,” Isakov told the Post Sunday.

“Thank God I can say that I’m doing very well,” Isakov said. “If I strain myself too much, I have pain. But I rest as much as I can.”

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