While returning home from supervising the preparation of kosher meat, Rabbi Ovadia Isakov – the FJC’s representative to Derbent, Dagestan, Russia – was shot and severely injured by an unknown man. The rabbi has been hospitalized and operated and his situation remains critical.
Derbent is located in an important crossroad between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus mountains and has suffered lately from a high rise in Islamic riots.
The reason for the shooting is yet unknown, but all directions are being followed including the possibility of a terror attack against the Jewish community in this dangerous district.
We ask you to pray for the Rabbi’s full and speedy recovery: Ovadia son of Zehava Chaya.