Photo Credit: Beslov Live

Ukrainian vandals placed a pig’s head on top of the Uman gravesite of Reb Nachman of Breslov early Wednesday morning, according to Breslover Hasidim who arrived to pray at the site. The vandals screamed out anti-Semitic slurs, which, apparently, is how the violation of the site was discovered.

The pig’s blood was smeared on the floor and the walls of one of the most revered sacred sites in eastern Europe, renowned for the multitudes that spend Rosh Hashanah there each year. The pig’s forehead was carved with a swastika. The synagogue that adjoins the tomb was smeared with red paint.

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Ynet quoted one Hasid who said, “We were saved from being murdered only by the grace of Heaven.”

MK Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) contacted the Ukraine ambassador Wednesday morning and called on his government to investigate the crime, as well as act to protect Israeli visitors in Uman.

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