Rabbi Shot, Seriously Wounded In Dagestan


rabbi-ovadia-isakovRabbi Ovadia Isakov, a 40-year-old Chabad-Lubavitch shliach, was shot and seriously wounded in Derbent in the Republic of Dagestan  today.

Rabbi Isakov, who is the chief rabbi of Derbent, was shot in the lung from behind by an unidentified assailant not far from his home. The attack took place as Rabbi Isakov exited his car to enter his home in the predominantly Muslim Republic. He is currently in intensive care and is reported to be on a respirator.

Read more here and here.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. does anyone know his fill hebrew name so we can say tehillim?

    may he have a refuah shelaima and may we be released from golus immediately!!!

  2. His name is Ovadya ben Zehava Chaya.
    He is Boruch Hashem doing better.
    He has been flown to Israel for treatment.