Two tragic incidents – one that hits particularly close to home – have been experienced by the Ukrainian Jewish community in the past day. The Jerusalem Post reports that a Jewish woman was killed today – a woman who worked for a Fellowship-supported kindergarten – and that a rocket landed near a Ukrainian synagogue:
A Jewish woman was killed in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine overnight, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
The woman, whose name has not yet been released, had worked in the city’s Jewish kindergarten, according to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which provides aid to Jews in the war zone.
In a separate incident, a minibus was hit by rocket fire three hundred meters away from the Donetsk synagogue Wednesday morning during morning prayers. The Rabbi sent his congregants away from the synagogue for their protection.
Regular distribution of humanitarian aid at the synagogue will continue today, the community announced on its Facebook page, calling on people to pray for the victims.
Please pray for the woman’s family, for Ukraine’s Jewish community, and for God’s protection over those who are working so hard to provide aid and aliyah (immigration to Israel) for those left behind to face this devastating conflict.