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    Ukrainian officials post footage of vandals drawing swastikas on Holocaust memorial
    Jun28

    Ukrainian officials post footage of vandals drawing swastikas on Holocaust memorial

    (JTA) — City officials in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv published online security camera footage of vandals painting Nazi symbols on a Holocaust memorial in a bid to identify them. The municipality made the unusual move last week on its website, in which it showed an image of an individual wearing a backpack and a hat squatting in front of a...

    Ukraine city to hold festival in honor of Nazi collaborator whose troops killed Jews
    Jun28

    Ukraine city to hold festival in honor of Nazi collaborator whose troops killed Jews

    (JTA) — A leader of Ukrainian Jewry condemned the hosting in Lviv of a festival celebrating a Nazi collaborator on the anniversary of a major pogrom against the city’s Jews. The municipality plans to hold “Shukhevychfest,” an event named after the nationalist collaborator Roman Shukhevych featuring music and theater shows, on June 30th....

    These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
    Jun09

    These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe

    Alisa Poplavskaya’s workshop on mindfulness was one of the offerings at the recent Junction conference on “transitions,” which drew more than 160 young Jewish adults to the German capital. (Bokeh Graphik/JDC) BERLIN (JTA) — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to...

    Jared Kushner’s family is a legend in this Belarus town
    Jun06

    Jared Kushner’s family is a legend in this Belarus town

    Marina Yarashuk, director of the Museum of Jewish Resistance of Novogrudak, at the museum on June 1, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) NOVOGRUDOK, Belarus (JTA) — People in Jared Kushner’s ancestral town tend to speak very highly of President Donald Trump. That’s generally the norm in the former Soviet Union. After all, Trump’s style goes...

    Among Lithuania’s Jews, a fight for communal control takes a nasty ethnic turn
    May26

    Among Lithuania’s Jews, a fight for communal control takes a nasty ethnic turn

    Dan Sofer, his wife and son in Vilnius, Lithuania, December 2016. (Courtesy of Sofer) (JTA) — Dan Sofer and his wife considered it a great honor when they became the first couple since the Holocaust to be wed in Lithuania by a chief rabbi of that country. Sofer, a Ukraine-born businessman from Israel, said his wedding in 2004 was a chance to play...

    Swastikas painted on synagogue, rabbi’s headstone smashed in Ukraine
    May19

    Swastikas painted on synagogue, rabbi’s headstone smashed in Ukraine

    (JTA) — Two swastikas were painted on the front door of a synagogue in western Ukraine and, in a separate incident, the headstone of a prominent rabbi’s grave was smashed. The incident involving the swastikas was discovered last week in Chernivtsi, a city located some 250 miles southwest of Kiev, according to the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress....

    In Western Europe, Israel went from darling to divisive in 50 years
    May16

    In Western Europe, Israel went from darling to divisive in 50 years

    Protesters in Paris demonstrating against a new Israeli settlement in the West Bank, April 1, 2017. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Shortly after the outbreak of the Six-Day War in 1967, Ronny Naftaniel was soliciting donations on the street and putting a lot of money into a box emblazoned with the words “for Israel.” An...

    Ukraine’s Jewish prime minister meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem
    May16

    Ukraine’s Jewish prime minister meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman of Ukraine met with Israeli officials, including his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, after an earlier visit was canceled over Ukraine’s support of a United Nations resolution condemning settlements. Groysman, his nation’s first Jewish prime minister, met Monday with Netanyahu in...

    British media, others erroneously report Israel’s withdrawal from Eurovision
    May14

    British media, others erroneously report Israel’s withdrawal from Eurovision

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — British media reported that Israel has permanently withdrawn from the Eurovision song contest after the closing Israel Broadcasting Authority made its farewells live while reporting the country’s scores. Other countries also took the farewell by IBA host Ofer Nachshon to mean that Israel would be leaving the annual...

    Ukrainian Jew in serious condition after altercation with neighbor
    May14

    Ukrainian Jew in serious condition after altercation with neighbor

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian Jew in his twenties was critically injured by his neighbor. The incident happened in Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, according to a statement on the community’s website, which identified the injured community member only as Abraham, 26. The neighbor attacked the man with a sharp object, hitting his leg,...

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