Polish chief rabbi calls for synagogue to reopen after armed standoff. Communal body in Krakow blocked Chabad congregation from entering house of worship, citing a financial dispute
Poland’s chief rabbi lashed out at the Krakow Jewish community on Tuesday, following a standoff between armed men and worshipers outside a local house of worship.
On Monday, guards from a private security firm hired by the Gmina, Krakow’s Jewish representative body, physically blocked prayer-goers associated with the Chabad Hasidic movement from entering the city’s Izaak Synagogue, in the latest escalation of an ongoing financial dispute.
The Chabad community has been leasing the building from the Gmina since 2008. A representative of […]