Rabbi inaugurates synagogue in ‘prison’

Rabbi inaugurates synagogue in 'prison'

Russian Rabbi inaugurates renovated synagogue in old prison in Russia • On the tenth anniversary of the opening of the synagogue • Intensive activity with Jewish prisoners in various prisons in Russia

After a decade of synagogue operation in the Butyrka prison in central Moscow, which was opened with special approval by the government for the benefit of Jewish prisoners imprisoned there, the management of the place renovated the space used for a synagogue – Moscow by Chabad messengers.

The Butyrka Prison, also known as Butyrsky, is one of the oldest in Greater Russia, and has been active for nearly 250 years, and is even the largest and most important Hasidim’s “sin of spreading Torah and Hasidism”. “I have been imprisoned there for. . Now, after those dark and difficult years, Hasidic Jewish activity is taking place at the site itself, and after this synagogue, many other churches have since opened in many prisons throughout Russia, and prisoner aid activities are held throughout the year. Huh.

Before the event, the chief rabbi of Russia arrived, Rabbi Burl Lazar Shlita, who met with the prison director, his deputies and staff, thanking him for the renovation and investment in strengthening the spirits of the prisoners in general. Especially for Jews. It is exciting with the participation of the prisoners, and they also put on tefillin and heard words of encouragement and encouragement from the great guest, and even received books for study in Russian translation.

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The event was also attended by IPS Rabbi Rabbi Aharon Gurewitz, who is in constant contact with prison administrations in Russia throughout the year. Schluchim, a regular visitor to this prison, also participated in Passover celebrations and other Jewish activities for Jewish prisoners.

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