Moscow’s Chief Rabbi Leaves Russia Amid Pressure to Support Invasion if Ukraine

Moscow’s chief rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt flew to Hungary two weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine [File: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters]
Moscow’s chief rabbi has left Russia after coming under pressure to support its invasion of Ukraine, according to a relative.

Swiss-born Pinchas Goldschmidt had served as Moscow’s chief rabbi since 1993, while also heading a large European rabbinical group.

“Can finally share that my in-laws, Moscow Chief Rabbi @PinchasRabbi @Rebbetzin Dara Goldschmidt, have been put under pressure by authorities to support the ‘special operation’ in Ukraine – and refused,” Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt tweeted on Tuesday.

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SOURCE: Al Jazeera