Crosses appear at shul site

December 11, 2008

Ukrainian police opened an investigation after the construction site of a new synagogue in the city of Poltava was covered with crosses overnight. The property was given by the city to the community, headed by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Segal, for a shul and community centre. But its location in the centre of town had reportedly triggered the displeasure of many locals. Rabbi Segal said: “I believe that the authorities will take necessary measures to locate the offenders. The synagogue will become a blessing not only for Jews but for all of the city’s residents.”

Last updated: 11:48am, December 11 2008