Kyiv Shluchim Spend Shabbos Hunkered Down

While Russian forces attacked Ukraine’s capital Kyiv in an attempt to capture the city, shluchim spent Shabbos with their congregants, hunkered down in shelters and secure areas, where they held meals and minyonim.

By Anash.org reporter

While Russian forces attacked Ukraine’s capital Kyiv in an attempt to capture the city, shluchim spent Shabbos with their congregants, hunkered down in shelters and secure areas, where they held meals and minyonim.

At the Chabad House lead by Rabbi Mordechai Levenharts, over 80 members of the community gathered to spend the Shabbos, under the shadow of heavy shelling and Russian attacks.

Over 30 children were among those gathered in the Chabad House, where the assembled huddled together in a shelter for the entirety of Shabbos.

Throughout Shabbos, the shluchim did their best to maintain a semblance of normalcy, holding tefillos and meals, while the sounds of explosions and tank fire continued unabated.

Across the capital and in other locations in Ukraine, fighting continued on Shabbos, with the Russian assault appearing to be stymied by the stiffer-than-expected resistance, according to a United States defense official.

The United States and European nations announced several measures to support Ukraine as they fight to defend their nation, including enhanced sanctions of banks and key individuals. The U.S. and others, such as Germany, also announced that they were speeding badly needed weaponry and supplies to the outgunned Ukrainians, who were refusing to surrender.

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