By COLlive reporter
The Russian army conducted a major air attack during over the holiday of Shavuos, with reportedly over 40 fighter jets soaring over the capital city of Kyiv.
The attacks didn’t skip over the industrial city of Kamianske in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
The city’s Shliach Rabbi Levi Stambler and his family spent Shavuos at Shul, as they have done every Shabbat and holiday since the war broke out.
“We had a very successful Shavuos,” Rabbi Stambler recounts. “Many people came to daven at the shul, and the atmosphere was very good. Before the holiday, we distributed food packages and personal holiday kits that included dairy products, along with other items and explanatory pamphlets in the Russian language.”
When Rabbi Stambler returned home, he was shocked to find Russian missile fragments in their backyard.
“When we returned home after yomtov, it turned out that missile fragments had fallen in the backyard and in the car parking area,” he said. “A fragment also hit the basement window, and the fluorescent lights in the balcony detached from the ceiling.”
Rabbi Stambler didn’t expect the attack would be so close to home. “Distant explosions have become routine over the past year, but missile fragments in the backyard are a first,” he said.
According to reports from the Ukrainian Jewish community, the wartime routine did not affect the atmosphere of the Shavuos holiday in most cities, where thousands of Jews flocked to shuls for davening and festive meals.