Yeshiva student badly beaten in Moscow

According to Russian Jewish Congress this is the first attack on a Jew in Russia this year,

December 3, 2014 18:36
1 minute read.
Russian police

Russian police car. (photo credit: REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A yeshiva student was badly beaten in Moscow on Tuesday, the Interfax Russian news agency reported. The victim was identified as Shlomo (Fyodor) Romanovsky, a student of the Torat Haim yeshiva 

"The attack occurred twenty meters from the entrance to the yeshiva, where Romanovsky was returning from Moscow, in the early hours of December 2. The victim said three attackers, who spoke to each other in a language that was not Russian, did not demand anything and attached him right away," the press service for the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) told Interfax.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The attackers hit the man in the head, supposedly with brass knuckles, according to the report. 

"Shlomo crawled to the yeshiva, where an ambulance was called for him. But it took very long to arrive and the victim's condition was deteriorating, so a decision was made to take him to the Ramenskoye city hospital. The Russian Jewish Congress will provide all necessary assistance to the victim. In the hospital, he will be visited by Russian Jewish Congress President Yury Kanner," the Jewish umbrella group said.

According to RJC this is the first attack on a Jew in Russia this year, and police have already talked to the victim, but he cannot speak because of his injuries so it is not fully clear what happened yet, Interfax reported. 

Related Content

A child wearing a Kippah
July 18, 2018
U.S. judge says racial discrimination law applies to Jews