Ukrainian Jews with combat skills formed a rapid intervention force to stop anti-Semitic attacks.
www.israel.org Students can learn Krav Maga, the Israeli method for self-defense, all over the world. But some prefer to train in the country where it was born. “The FBI, the Mossad, the CIA agents, law enforcement, SWAT — all over the world, all of them are using Krav Maga,” says Avi Moyal, an international instructor of the Israeli self-defense system. “Part of the understanding of Krav Maga is to see the environment of Israel, the Holy Land, where it was created. I think you cannot understand a system if you don’t come to the source.” Robert Bennet, a Krav Maga student from Scotland, agrees. “The place of the Krav Maga is the street. So in order to get the authentic feeling of Krav Maga and where it comes from, I came to Israel to train with IKMF [International Krav Maga Federation (http and Avi Moyal.” Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels: Facebook - www.facebook.com www.facebook.com Twitter - www.twitter.com www.twitter.com Please credit the MFA for any use of this video.
In advance of the High Holy days, Rabbi Gary Moscowitz of Queens has taken it upon himself to help Jews keep Jews safe. Moscowitz is training rabbis and congregation members to protect synagogues in the New York area — offering 100-hour courses in synagogue self defense, The New York Post reported today.