An American Rabbi who escaped from Ukraine with his family says that his celebration of Passover this year will be symbolic. Passover commemorates the Jews' exodus from slavery in Egypt. When the war started, Rabbi Yisroel Silberstein and his family fled from the bombs that rained down on the town of Chernihiv, where he led a congregation for 12 years.
The Silbersteins have relatives affiliated with the Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver, which raised the money to bring the family to the United States. Silberstein says his priority is helping citizens of Chernihiv escape and getting food to those still in the town.