Chief British Rabbi urges community to aid Ukrainian Jews

21 April 2015, 12:59 | Judaism | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

The UK Chief Rabbi has called for the community to do more to help Jewish refugees in Ukraine in a cross-communal open letter, informs The Jewish Chronicle Online.

Thousands of Jews have had to abandon their homes in eastern Ukraine since the war began more than a year ago, leaving with next to nothing, while just as many are still under fire.

In the letter, which was also signed by Board of Deputies president Vivian Wineman and the senior rabbis of the Liberal, Masorti and Reform movements, leaders called the situation in Ukraine “catastrophic.”

Rabbis Danny Rich, Jonathan Wittenberg and Laura Janner-Klausner joined the call to action, organised by World Jewish Relief, agreeing that the humanitarian needs are “unimaginable.

“The UK Jewish community must – and will – do more to stand with those under fire on our doorstep and we encourage the community to support this vital humanitarian cause.”

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      Церкви активно намагаються навести потрібні мости з чиновниками, щоб забезпечити свої інтереси, забуваючи, що є невіруючі люди та віряни з іншими поглядами на певні теми, котрі зараз духовенством

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      Нові розвиває, бо старі ЗАКРИВАЄ. Та закриває більше і частіше...парафії за відсутності вірян закриваються. На жаль.

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:42

      Strong and clear points !

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:36

      All indicates that Tomos of Autocephaly, restoring canonical status to the legitimate Church of Ukraine, its a matter of days, if not months. God bless Ukraine!

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