Chabad rabbi released after Ecuador kidnapping

08.08.2011                      08.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Chabad rabbi released after Ecuador kidnapping

Rabbi Tomer Rotem abducted by an Israeli man who was well known to the Chabad representative and his wife.

A Chabad rabbi working in Quito, Ecuador, was kidnapped last Monday and held for four days before being released on Thursday night.
Rabbi Tomer Rotem was abducted by an Israeli man who was well known to the Chabad representative and his wife, having frequented the center which they ran over a period of several years. Approximately nine months ago, Rotem and his wife, Rivka, became increasingly concerned with the man’s unstable behavior and decided to cease contact with him….