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Two Haredi teens beaten in anti-Semitic attack while spending Shabbat in Medzhybizh Ukraine

By Mason White 2:47 PM October 6, 2013
The tomb of the Baal Shem Tov 

By: Shifra Unger
Two teens were beaten in an anti-Semitic attack while spending Shabbat at the tomb of the founder of the Hasidic movement.

About 80 Israelis belonging to the Boyan Hasidic movement spent Shabbat in the city of Medzhybizh, Ukraine, at the tomb of the “Baal Shem Tov”.

The group also visited the tomb of another rabbi in the city of Chernivtsi.

During Shabbat, the group of Israelis suffered a serious anti-Semitic incident, which caused fear and anxiety.

On Friday night, two boys, Chaim Aleph and Yosef Vav, walked on the street on their way to the tomb for morning prayer. Suddenly, seven men, who exited a pub, began to chase them while screaming “stinking Jews return to Israel.”

The two teens tried to flee from the scene, but the seven men caught up to them. The men began beating the Haredi teens. The teens suffered severe injuries.