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December 3, 2014 11:42 am

Jewish Student Hospitalized After Beating by 3 Thugs in Moscow

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Yeshivat Torat Chaim, Moscow. Photo: YTCM.

Yeshivat Torat Chaim, Moscow. Photo: YTCM.

Shlomo Romanevsky, a 26-year-old Russian yeshiva student was hospitalized after a brutal beating by three unknown assailants in a Moscow suburb, Israel’s NRG News reported Wednesday.

Romanevsky sustained a skull fracture, and a broken nose and jaw in the assault, according to officials.

He was heading back to his religious seminary, Yeshivat Torat Chaim, after giving a private lesson in a Moscow suburb, when the trio off thugs attacked him, according to Jewish officials. Police officials are investigating the background of the attack, and if it was motivated by anti-Semitism.

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A spokesman for the Conference of European Rabbis, Moshe Friedman, said said Romanevsky was scheduled to undergo an operation for his injuries on Wednesday, and that the dean of the school, Rabbi Moshe Lebel, was with the student.

The head of the Department for Combating Antisemitism at the World Zionist Organization called on the Russian government to “take a hard line against any anti-Semitic violence in their country.”

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