This is Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s tomb in Ukraine.
In 2018, Ami Magazine ran an article about the efforts that were made to ensure access to his tomb for his followers (Breslov Chasidim).
There have been countless debates about whether the militants in Ukraine are in fact bound to an ideology of racial purity that includes…well, Nazism.
This is the neo-Nazi “Boneface,” who used to be part of Azov, who has exposed the fact that the military in Ukraine consists of people who espouse an ideology that is…well, Nazi.
Meanwhile in April of this year:
“Swastikas were sprayed by unknown assailants on the tomb of Dov Ber Schneerson, brother of the late Lubavicher Rebbe, Rabbi Menahem Mendel Schneerson, in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.”
“The report follows a spate of suspected anti-Semitic attacks in Ukraine. On Saturday, the main synagogue in the city of Nikolayev was reportedly firebombed. According to the Chabad-affiliated Shturem.org website, two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the door and window.”
“Last week, masked men handed out fliers in Donetsk ordering all Jews to register with the new pro-Russian authority or face deportations. However, Denis Pushilin, head of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic, later said the documents were fake.”
We have no reason to think that either Ukrainians or Russians are particularly loving of Jews and aren’t in a position to judge who is doing what every time something happens.
No matter what the outcome of this war, Rabbi Nachman’s tomb is not safe in Uman. His remains should be repatriated to Israel, and quickly.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.