OU Pained and Outraged By Anti-Semitic Stabbing Attack In Moscow Synagogue
On this dark day we stand firmly with the Jewish community of Russia and express our deep concern for the anti-Semitic attacks that continue to plague the community. Sadly, this attack underscores the need for Russian authorities to recognize and seriously address the ongoing scourge of anti-Semitism within the Russian Federation. The Russian government must act resolutely to protect and secure the lives of its Jewish citizens and diligently work to eradicate such attacks from its borders.
We call on President Putin and State Prosecutor-General Ustinov to swiftly bring the perpetrator of this anti-Semitic crime to justice and unambiguously, both in word and deed, reiterate its commitment to peace, tolerance, and religious freedom.