Wednesday, March 22nd | 29 Adar 5783

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2022


Pinchas Goldschmidt

Chief Rabbi of Moscow

After nearly 30 years as the chief rabbi of Moscow, Pinchas Goldschmidt resigned from his post in July 2022 as a protest against the Russian regime’s invasion of Ukraine. In a statement announcing his decision, Goldschmidt remarked that as “the terrible war against Ukraine unfolded over the last few months, I could not remain silent, viewing so much human suffering, I went to assist the refugees in Eastern Europe and spoke out against the war.” In an interview with German broadcaster DW in early June, Goldschmidt noted that a “significant part” of the Jewish community had left Russia as a result of the invasion, adding that “the other significant part thinks about it.” (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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