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  7/28/2013, Av 21, 5773

Wounded Rabbi Wants to Return to His Mission


The condition of Rabbi Ovadia Isakov of Derbent in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, who was seriously wounded by gunmen last Wednesday, improved to moderate on Sunday. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva, where he was airlifted last Friday, Rabbi Isakov, he said the attack on his life was a typical act of anti-Semitism, noting that the ritual bath for women at his synagogue was attacked last fall and that a large stone was once thrown at his house.

The emissary of the Chabad Lubavitch hasidic movement said he and his family do not live in fear because they are used to things that happen in the city, adding that he wanted to return to his mission there, citing what he called a good Jewish community of many families.