Monday, may 6, Ukraine’s President-elect Vladimir Zelensky met with representatives of the rabbinical Council of Ukraine
On “event day”, the press service Zelensky reported in social networks.
“I held meetings with representatives of various religions and cultures. And today I appeal to you to support our idea of the development of dialogue with the residents of temporarily occupied territories in the East of Ukraine and Crimea. We believe it is necessary not to lose touch with these people, since they are all Ukrainians, our fellow citizens,” — said Vladimir Zelensky.
The President-elect received congratulations from the chief Rabbi of the Dnieper and the Dnepropetrovsk region Shmuel Kaminetsky, (Central Ukraine); chief Rabbi of Kharkiv and Kharkiv region of Moshe Moskovich (Eastern Ukraine); chief Rabbi of Odessa and Southern Ukraine Abraham wolf; chief Rabbi of Zhitomir and Western Ukraine Shlomo Wilhelm; chief Rabbi of Donbass Phinehas Veselkova; chief Rabbi of Kyiv Moshe Reuven Asman. Moreover, the parties declared its support for all peace initiatives of the newly elected President.
“Even a little light drives away much darkness. There are three main factors of the success of your Board: justice, honesty and peace. Never do anything you didn’t want to do to you. That is the main rule,” said Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki.
At the meeting they talked about anti-Semitism. Participants noted that in Ukraine today, this problem is not as acute as in other countries of the world. Every year in Ukraine comes to more than 800 thousand pilgrims are buried here 150 Jewish saints.
“Now in Ukraine there are at least half a million Jews, for whom Ukraine is the native land that we love. And dream that life in Ukraine was a decent and happy for all people. There is no contradiction to be a Jew and be a real patriot of Ukraine”, — said Kaminezki.
At the end of the meeting, the guests gave Vladimir Zelensky exclusive edition of the Torah.
We will remind, the team Zelensky announced a “surprise” for Ukrainians.
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