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Ukraine Hatzalah Chief Stabbed in Antisemitic Attack

Rabbi Cohen's attackers were screaming "Zhid" and then stabbed him.
An Orthodox student in the Ukraine was attacked and stabbed in January 2014.

An Orthodox student in the Ukraine was attacked and stabbed in January 2014.
Photo Credit: Hatzalah Ukraine / Hillel Cohen

Rabbi Hillel Cohen, the chairman of Hatzalah Ukraine was attacked and stabbed in Kiev, according to a report by Rotternik.

Cohen was on his way to the Kiev hospital to visit a sick Jewish tourist who had been hospitalized a few weeks earlier.

Passing through an alley on the way to the hospital, Cohen was attacked in broad daylight by two youths, at 10 AM on Thursday.

Cohen was hit hard by the attackers, who yelled “Zhid” (Jew) at him, and other words in Russian.

Cohen was knocked down, injuring his hand in the fall. At that point the attackers began to stab him in the leg and back.

After the attackers ran away, Cohen managed to drag himself to the main street and catch a taxi which took him to the hospital.

In January of this year, an Orthodox student in Kiev (picture above) was also attacked in a violent antisemitic attack. The attack was part of a series of attacks that were specifically targeting Jews.

The photographer who took the photo attached to this article was Rabbi Hillel Cohen of Hatzalah Ukraine.

In an interview published Thursday in the Jewish Daily Forward, Ira Forman, the Obama administration’s special envoy on anti-Semitism, disputed claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Ukrainian revolutionaries were spreading hatred of Jews. Forman said Putin’s assertions were not credible.

“We have no indication that what President Putin has been saying about anti-Semitism has been a true reflection of what’s happening on the ground,” he said.

Tell that to Rabbi Cohen.

While there are Shelichim (emissaries) in the Ukraine doing important work, last week JewishPress.com reported on a group of Jews who want to make Aliyah. Maybe it’s time.

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47 Responses to “Ukraine Hatzalah Chief Stabbed in Antisemitic Attack”

  1. Were living in a satanic world.shalom brother. Heal well

  2. Dan Silagi says:

    Is this an excuse to let the Russkies take over Ukraine, Comrade? As if they're any less anti-Semitic?

  3. Judy Pimlott says:

    evil to the core is islam religion.

  4. by and large, Dan, yes. Russians are less antisemitic than Ukrainians.
    Or to put it differently. Fewer of them are antisemitic. And those that are, are not as prone to violence against the Jews. And yes. I have lived in both places.

  5. Sure, Putin is lying. Alas, violent antisemitism is rampant in Ukraine. AND not absent in Russia either. It is also true that some of the Ukrainian rebels are Hitler sypathizers and proud of their Chmielnicki and Bandera.

  6. no surprise, they’ve hated Jews forever!

  7. refuah shlema! I daven for his safety!

  8. ASKING GOD TO PEOTECT HIS PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

  9. It happened at 11 pm not in broad daylight… Ukraine intelligence is taking this seriously finally unlike the previous attacks… Hillel is a great guy but should not be walking by himself at night

  10. Ch Hoffman says:

    for 15 years, American and Israeli Jews battled for the right of their Soviet brethren to emigrate
    Now that the Jews of Ukraine and Russia are free to leave, what the hell is keeping them there

    It's not going to get better

  11. Tony Bruan says:

    What are you doing living amongst these kind of animals Rabbi. Hasn’t history told you that many Ukrainians for centuries hate and kill their Jewish fellow citizens. Why are any Jews with an 1/8th of a brain living amongst monsters like this??? Nothing has changed in their attitude and when ever things get snotty for them, the Jews become vulnerable to attack. “LEAVE THESE DEGENERATES NOW.” Then the monsters can kill one another !!!

  12. So~so Sorry about your being injured! May GOD stay at your side!

  13. Putin the new leader of the program. He wants to be the czar.

  14. Karen Bryant says:

    The Jews have God’s heart and that is most important. Those that hate the Jewish people will stand before Him one day . Would not want to be in their shoes.

  15. I wish you speedy recovery and Hag Purim Sameach. Leave Ukraine as soon as possible to Israel before it is too late.

  16. We cannot rely on the goyim to help us. In fact hatred against Jews in europe goes back thousands of years.. Ukraine and Germany are filled with Jew haters.

  17. BH!!! “The day of the vingance of the Lord comes in…”

  18. But, Monsters like those are every where around. Humans haven’t evolved yet beyond their racism and love for bloodshed!

  19. Shame for these guys. Why do they hate the Jews??
    In the Netherlands there are a lot of people who still love the Jews.
    Please go to Israel make aliah, I do say this with all the respect to you as Jews, because I love you.
    Shalom

  20. а шо тут делает Гликман на фотографии?

  21. Tony Bruan says:

    If I were the Rabbi or any other Jew, I would feel a lot more secure in Israel, with all the threats they have to deal with, then in the Ukraine or many other of the anti-Semitic countries in Europe. They have been learning it with there mothers milk for centuries and nothing has changed.

  22. There are lots of goyim out there backing Israel believe me. The Jew haters will come undone just wait and see. May HE be with you throughout the coming days and bring Rabbi Cohen safely back to all. Blessings over Purim.

  23. I was born and lived almost 30 first years of my life in Kiev. I can state with confidence: Kiev was very anti-Semitic 25 years ago, when I left it for good, Baruch Hashem. As many other Kiev Jews, I learned yet in my childhood how to deal with anti-Semites ( kick buts). Some people told me Kiev is different now – I doubt it. With that being said, it is very possible that Putin and his propaganda lies – they always do!

  24. Problem is there are anti-Semites and fascists on both sides.

  25. I'm sure these bastards were putin's rascals

  26. So clearly those were Russian provocateurs. Proof is right in the text! They used Russian. A potential "Ukrainian Nazi" would NEVER use Russian. Think about it. It's simple as day. Hitler used the same exact method – my grandparents lived through it. It's all here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Himmler

  27. Don't worry, Putin will fix that.

  28. A niech Cie piorun trzasnie, Witoldzie! Myslisz ze oni moga odroznic rosyjski od ukrainskiego? A pozatym "Zyd" tak samo po rosyjsku co po ukrainsku.

  29. based on what? Ukrainians are not known for antisemitism?

  30. Andrzej Lozowski Mysle ze tak, moga. Sorry, but if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and performs special operations like global assassinations and invasions of multiple countries, it's probably Putin and he's sending busloads of Russians across the border to prove his incessant line that Euromaidan was a Nazi movement, which is beyond ridiculous. Stabbing Jews is clearly the perfect provocation to perform when trying to push a lie about nazis. It makes no sense that suddenly Jews were being killed because the government changed in Kiev. That is a farce. You should really know better.

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