[Ed. – So much for skeptical complacency about that report of a flyer directing Jews to “register.” The point isn’t whether it was legitimate; the point is that Ukraine’s Jews are being singled out.]
The debate as to whether or not the flyer passed out to the Jewish community in Ukraine was an “official” document or not, and whether is was sent by the Russians or the Ukrainians, is abhorrent.
The fact is, someone deigned it appropriate to bring overt antisemitism into the fight between the Russians and Ukrainians, and that is all there is to it.
As JewishPress.com pointed out, it’s not going to stop at threatening letters. At 2 AM, Saturday morning, the Nikolayev synagogue in Ukraine was firebombed multiple times, as the antisemitism escalates.
The attack was caught on the shul’s CCTV system, and posted online by Yisroel Gotlieb, the son of the city’s Chief Rabbi Sholom Gotlieb.