Russian prosecutors confiscate Chabad schools books

Russian prosecutors confiscated books from a Jewish Chabad school in the city of Yekaterinburg following complaints that its students were taught to hate non-Jews.

The Or Avner school in the Russian city of 1.3 million was raided last week, according to a report on the Russian news website

Prosecutors had launched an investigation following a complaint by a parent of a student in the high school division of Or Avner, the report said. The parent said the teachings at the school infringe on the rights of members of other faiths.

The Jewish community of Yekaterinburg, on the Europe-Asia border,  has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the investigation, which an unnamed source told Kommersant was unfounded and based on false information.

The Russian Jewish Congress also protested the move. — jta


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