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Jewish Community Chabad Lubavitch Kishinev and Moldova

Most of us draw a blank. The name is not connected to any image that comes readily to mind--it's just another geographical spot in that conglomerate of vague old-new nations awkwardly tagged, "The Former Soviet Union."For others, the name Kishinev has sinister connotations, recalling grim photos of piles of bodies--Jewish victims of the terrible pogroms which were perpetrated there at the turn of the century.

Today, these tragic scenes have happily given way to scenes of joy--scenes of a vibrant, spirited Jewish life.

After decades of war, destruction and oppression, the Jewish community of Kishinev is experiencing a renaissance, unprecedented in modern times. Jewish life in Kishinev and its neighboring towns is once again alive and well. The catalyst and guiding spirit behind the Jewish community of Kishinev is Rabbi Zalman Abelsky, who, together with his wife of 50 years, has come to Kishinev from his home in Israel, to rebuild Jewish life which languished, a victim of the Holocaust of World War II and the destruction wrecked by the atheistic communist regime. You could find on this site:

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Dignitaries and Israel’s Moldovan Association members in a Chanukah Party

Dignitaries and Israel’s Moldovan Association members joined from all over the country gathered to A Chanukah party took place in Tel Aviv

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Chanukah 5776 - A Message of Unity Across Moldova

Jews of Bendery gathered for Chanukah, Menorahs were give out, men put on tefillin and Rabbi Shmuel Zalmanov taught Chabad niggunim of the Alter...

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