A Jewish man was stabbed in the leg Friday night outside a synagogue in Kiev in a suspected anti-Semitic attack in the Ukrainian capital.
Dov Baar Glickman was attacked by three assailants, who knocked him to the ground and stabbed him multiple times, Ynet reported. He managed to drag himself to a nearby ritual bath and was taken from there to a hospital. He was in good condition, Israel Radio reported.
The attack on Glickman was the second against Jews in Kiev in recent days. A Hebrew teacher in Kiev was assaulted last Saturday. Four men ambushed the Israel-born teacher, Hillel Wertheimer, at his apartment building after following him home from synagogue services, according to Joseph Zissels, chairman of the Vaad Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine and a vice president of the World Jewish Congress.
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, said tolerance of anti-Semitic statements by the Ukrainian government and opposition gave anti-Semites free reign to attack Jews. He called on the government to protect Ukrainian Jews and decisively quash anti-Semitism.
Ukraine is home to approximately 67,000 Jews.
In October last year, Jewish businessman Dmitry Flekman, 28, told JTA and other media he was tortured and beaten by police officers from the city of Lviv in western Ukraine because he was Jewish.