From today's Jerusalem Post:
… Still, it is undeniable that almost all those targeted by Putin's regime have been Jewish. With anti-Semitism increasing and becoming more open in Russia, one would expect the organized Jewish community there to insist that the government address that aspect of the anti-oligarch campaign. Yet it hasn't.
This is likely a consequence, at least in part, of the fact that the organized Jewish community in Russia (as much as it can be called organized) is run by Chabad.
… Russia's own chief rabbi, Chabad emissary Berel Lazar, is essentially a Kremlin appointee who has been made to neutralize the more outspoken and politically active leaders of rival Jewish organizations.…
In March, [oligarch Leonid] Nevzlin told the Post that Putin had gathered Russia's tycoons several years ago to tell them that, if they wanted to keep their money, they would have to keep their money out of politics. Many ignored that threat.
… American officials such as Senator Joseph Lieberman and Congressman Tom Lantos (both Jewish) have even begun to suggest punishing Russia diplomatically for its march toward centralized, antidemocratic rule. Hopeful activists inside Russia have openly wondered whether a popular revolt could soon topple Putin and his allies.…
God willing, if Putin is toppled Lazar will fall with him.