Amid rising tensions in region, Alexander Boroda
declares that 'Jews and rabbis should stay away from politics.'
Alexander Boroda, the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, told The Jerusalem Post by phone on Monday that Rabbi Bleich's entreaties were counterproductive.
Stating that the current conflict in the Crimea is "not connected to the Jews," Boroda
declared that "Jews and rabbis should stay away from politics."
While the current climate is not one of rampant anti-Semitism, "we don't know what will be tomorrow," he