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    Ukraine’s Uman airport to service pilgrims thanks to $140m investment
    Jan20

    Ukraine’s Uman airport to service pilgrims thanks to $140m investment

    (JTA) — Ukrainian officials have agreed to renovate an old army airport near the city of Uman and open it to commercial flights, including from Israel. The renovation, reported on Monday by the news site Life, is made possible thanks to a $140 million investment by unnamed parties from the United states. The opening of an airport near Uman,...

    Brazilian neo-Nazis with combat experience recruited to fight Ukrainian civil war
    Jan12

    Brazilian neo-Nazis with combat experience recruited to fight Ukrainian civil war

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Brazilian police have unveiled a plot led by a Ukrainian armed movement to recruit Brazilian neo-Nazis with combat experience to fight pro-Russian rebels in the European country’s civil war. A series of raids took place last month in seven cities on the homes of neo-Nazis in order to prevent possible attacks against...

    Israeli man arrested in Uman, Ukraine for desecrating cross
    Jan04

    Israeli man arrested in Uman, Ukraine for desecrating cross

    (JTA) — Police in the city of Uman in Ukraine arrested an Israeli man they suspect of defacing a large crucifix as payback for the desecration of a synagogue last month. The suspect, Netanel Shimon, is said to have dismantled on Dec. 31 the Jesus icon from a crucifix that locals in 2013 set up near the bank of a lake where many Jews go to perform...

    Ukrainian marchers in Kiev chant ‘Jews out’
    Jan03

    Ukrainian marchers in Kiev chant ‘Jews out’

    (JTA) — Ukrainian nationalists in Kiev chanted “Jews out” in German at a New Year’s Day march celebrating the birthday of a Nazi collaborator whose troops killed thousands of Jews. Thousands attending the event celebrating Stepan Bandera in the center of the Ukrainian capital held up his portrait while an unidentified person shouted the...

    Jewish immigration to Israel dips 13% overall despite a 10-year high from Russia
    Dec29

    Jewish immigration to Israel dips 13% overall despite a 10-year high from Russia

    (JTA) — Bucking a noticeable decrease in Jewish immigration to Israel this year, the number of Russian Jews who moved there has reached a 10-year record of 7,000 newcomers. Overall, some 27,000 people moved to Israel this year under its Law of Return for Jews and their relatives, or made aliyah, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel, compared...

    Aliyah dips 13% overall despite reaching 10-year-high in Russia
    Dec29

    Aliyah dips 13% overall despite reaching 10-year-high in Russia

    (JTA) — Bucking a noticeable decrease in Jewish immigration to Israel this year, the number of Russian Jews who moved to the Jewish state has reached a 10-year record of 7,000 newcomers. Overall, some 27,000 people moved to Israel this year under its Law of Return for Jews and their relatives, or made aliyah, according to the Jewish Agency for...

    With US abstention, Israel again forced to face reality of world’s rejection of settlements
    Dec27

    With US abstention, Israel again forced to face reality of world’s rejection of settlements

    NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 23: United States permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, center at the United Nations Security Council meeting in New York, Dec. 23, 2016. (Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ahead of the unknowns a Trump administration will bring to American Middle East policy,...

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism
    Dec23

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism

    Rabbi Michael Schudrich, right, speaking to students at the Judaic Department’s Hanukkah event at the University of Warsaw, Dec. 20, 2016. (Courtesy of Schudrich) (JTA) — If a Polish ultranationalist student intended to delegitimize his university’s main Hanukkah event, his plan seems to have backfired. On Monday, on the Facebook...

    Uman synagogue vandalized with pig head bearing swastika
    Dec21

    Uman synagogue vandalized with pig head bearing swastika

    (JTA) – Unknown individuals broke into a synagogue in the Ukrainian city of Uman, sprayed red paint on the walls and left behind a pig’s head with a swastika carved into its forehead. The attack occurred on Tuesday night, DS News reported. The synagogue is part of the Ohel complex, built near the gravesite of the Breslover movement’s...

    How Hanukkah sufganiyot became a national treat in the Netherlands
    Dec14

    How Hanukkah sufganiyot became a national treat in the Netherlands

    A stall selling oliebollen in Amsterdam in 2015. (Kate Hopkins/Flickr) AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Though they are considered a caloric hazard in Israel, sufganiyot are a rare Hanukkah treat for many Jews in Europe. When the holiday arrives, some Jewish communities in Russia, Ukraine and beyond arrange special community bakes. This keeps schools and...

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