Ukrainian chief rabbi mixes into political fray

16.12.2013                      13.Tewet.5774

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Ukrainian chief rabbi mixes into political fray

"This is a time for patience and an open mind," says Dov Bleich; talks between government, opposition reach stalemate.

The organized Ukrainian Jewish community has split on its approach toward the country’s current political crisis this weekend, with Chief Rabbi Dov Bleich, head of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, attending failed talks between the government and opposition protesters. Last week, the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, a separate Jewish group, made a public call for Jews to remain neutral and to maintain a low profile….