While many were still debating whether the leaflet handed to Ukrainian Jews leaving Passover services telling them they had to register was real or a hoax another, something far more sinister happened.
In the Ukrainian city of Nikolaev, at At 2:00 am Friday night the main synagogue was attacked by firebombs. Fortunately, it was empty at the time. One firebomb was thrown at the door and a second at a window.
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, who added that miraculously a person passing by had a fire extinguisher in his possession and immediately put out the blaze, preventing massive damage.
Cross-posted at The Lid.