Monday, March 3, 2014

Some good news from Ukraine

 Some good news from Ukraine - so far Russia has not attacked the surrounded Ukrainian bases in Crimea. The Russians assure us that they will not attack but you know how that goes. Here is a first hand account from Odessa:

Shalom dear Rabbi David! Last night we prayed for a long time with the whole family, and today woke up with the feeling that all of us ( from all over Ukraine and our family in particular) will be good!
We called to the draft board and were told that this is a general mobilization, but not forced. If a man believes that he cannot leave his family, no one to force him to go to the training camps. If (God forbid !), fighting starts, then later will be released another order . But we pray that this does not happen !
Praise the Lord , Ukraine is not alone in this opposition of the Russian Federation . Leaders of the powerful nations announced strict condemnation of Russia's actions, and the U.S. president promised Russian Federation problems if Russia does not withdraw its troops from the territory of Ukraine. I hope Vladimir Putin will listen and weigh that as important to him .
To date, Ukraine has already defeated Russia! Why? Our unity ! Almost all regions of Ukraine have risen as one to defend the country's sovereignty! Even in Crimea! And as paradoxical as it may sound,  an external enemy ( and now Russia is an enemy ) unites and rallies our people! I think Ukrainians has and will cope with the situation that exists! In my opinion, Russia has tried to use the same script like in Georgia, but they have not succeeded. Putin expected that Ukrainian troops will begin fighting and that bloodshed would start and then all this will not be stopped even America interbened . But he was wrong. Ukraine is a peaceful country, and the military did not shoot at the Russians. Ukraine applied for assistance to the G8 and is quietly trying to resolve the conflict through negotiations. PRAISE THE LORD !
We believe that beautiful holiday of Purim , we will celebrate with our children! As the salvation that came from God to the Jews of biblical times and now to us !

Does this touch your heart? Let's hear from you so I can encourage those we love in Ukraine. Shalom. David Schneier


  1. Please pass my love to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. I pray daily for their shalom and freedom.

  2. Give my love and prayers to Victor,Sascha,Uri and their families,my prayers are with all of them.May G-d protect them..