Moldavia is currently a part of the war in Ukraine. Parts of a missile were said to have fallen in Moldova on Sunday.
Residents in the area heard two loud explosions on Monday.
Following the damage to the power in Ukraine, there are allegations of damage to the energy supply to the country’s other towns, including the capital city of Kishinev, in Moldova’s Jewish community.
Winter in Eastern Europe is now well underway, and Moldova, the continent’s poorest nation, is experiencing its first snowfall.
Since Moldova depends on the electricity provided by its neighbor Ukraine, both Moldova and the people of the capital Kishinev are currently without power.
Over half a million people in the capital are reportedly freezing in the cold without electric heating or generators, according to Michael Finkel from the Agudat Israel community in Kishinev’s central district.
“At least 3 times a week, there is a major power outage of 10 to 14 hours, and we also had a 20-hour outage,” he claims.
When older adults require home generators and medical equipment, the harm and dread increase; according to Rabbi Pinchas Salzman of Moldova,
“We run a medication and medical equipment business in the neighborhood for city residents and other community members.
Right now, we’re looking for solutions for patients who need generators and medical gear that needs an electricity supply.
Rabbi Salzman, who is frantically looking for generators and transporting the elderly and ill to locations with electricity, says that “the elderly, women, babies, and children suffer for long hours without light and heating; the cold can cause danger because it is getting worse, If the situation continues like this, it could be life-threatening.”
We’ve been busy getting ready for the winter over the last few months, aiming to avoid any dangerous situations, said Rabbi Salzman.