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Shock & Disbelief in Kolomaya‚ Ukraine
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Anti-Semites wreak havoc on the newly renovated Kever of Reb Hillel Kolomaya, Ukraine / Oholei Zadikim recently discovered and renovated / perpetrators not apprehended yet
In the last year a new Matzevo was erected upon the resting place of the Tzaddik Reb Hillel Mi’Kolomaya Zy’a. Heavy investment was involved in securing the necessary permits and approval. It was with shock that Rabbi Gabby chairman of Oholei Zadikim received a phone call from the local guard/caretaker informing him of the desecration.
The vandals, as per CCTV footage show, entered the cemetery via the main gate and promptly removed the gate from its position. They then proceeded to attempt a fire upon the newly renovated gravestone. As per photos below, only external damage was incurred and it is hoped that this shall be shortly dealt with by Oholei Zadikim.
It is sad and most unfortunate that attacks as such are not unheard of in Ukraine and do not seem to subside as expected.
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