An act of vandalism.
The Jewish cemetery in Kishinev, Moldova has been desecrated by vandals; they vandalized the tombstones and graffitied them with anti-Semitic content.
The chief rabbi of Moldova and Kishinev said the following:
“A terrible event has happened. We are confident that the government of Moldova will deal with what happened and treat them accordingly.
However, the Jewish community of Chabad of Moldova does not only focus on the negative aspect of what happened.
In Moldova there is full-fledged Jewish life; there are synagogues, prayers, and Torah lessons. Jewish holidays are celebrated, every Shabbat brings together the community.
We call on the government of Moldova to increase their support of the Jews and to provide assistance in all possible areas.
Of course, the entire Jewish community of Moldova is outraged and concerned from this horrific act of vandalism. We trust that this will not happen again in Kishinev, or anywhere else in the world.
Rabbi Mendy Axelrod, Shliach in Moldova stressed that there is no anti-Semitism per se in Moldova. “Every day we walk freely on the streets without fear. We go to Synagogue, pray, and lead our life in accordance with Jewish tradition.”
Rabbi Abelsky concluded by urging everyone to do more good, treat others with more love. “Like this we will combat what has occurred!”