Sunday, September 26, 2010

(NEWS) Israeli 'Breslov Hasid' Murdered In Uman

"Young Israeli man visiting Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's grave on 200th anniversary of rabbi's passing stabbed to death by local Ukrainian. Brother of victim lightly injured in incident. 'He was murdered for being a Jew,' his friends estimate.

Shmuel Tubul, a 19-year-old Breslov Hasid, was stabbed to death early Sunday morning in the town of Uman, Ukraine, and his brother was lightly injured in a brawl between several local residents.

The murder dumbfounded Breslov community members in Israel and around the world, and Ukraine's chief Rabbi expressed fear that local authorities might attempt to whitewash the grave incident."

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