Photo: Galit Kosovosky
Murder in Russia (illustration)
Photo: Galit Kosovosky

Israeli woman murdered by junkie in Moscow

Drug addict stabs Orthodox woman on emissary work in Russia outside yeshiva where her husband teaches. ZAKA, Russia’s chief rabbi working to bring victim’s intact body to burial in Israel

An Israeli woman was murdered in Russia on Monday. The victim escorted her friend to the Ohaley Yaakov Yeshiva in Moscow, when she encountered a junkie who allegedly slit her throat.


The victim arrived in Moscow together with her husband, who teaches at the yeshiva, as Jewish emissaries.


ZAKA representative in Moscow, Shaya Deutsche, told Ynet that the witnesses in the crime scene reported they heard screaming near the yeshiva last night and that nearby fire fighting forces quickly arrived at the scene. They summoned the police, which managed to arrest the suspect. The murder was apparently criminally motivated.


The representative added that the victim’s husband, who was not at the yeshiva yesterday, saw that his wife was late to return and went looking for her. When he reached the yeshiva entrance, he received the bad news.


ZAKA’s volunteers in Moscow collected the blood from the scene as commanded by the Jewish Law.


Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar is working with the local authorities to prevent a postmortem operation of the victim and help Zaka transfer the body for burial in Israel.


Yael Branovsky contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 06.02.08, 11:14
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