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    Complicity debate looms over Ukraine’s largest Holocaust memorial event
    Sep29

    Complicity debate looms over Ukraine’s largest Holocaust memorial event

    (JTA) — A senior state historian of Ukraine accused Israel’s president of repeating a Soviet “myth” about Ukrainians’ complicity in the Holocaust as the East European country held the largest event in its history commemorating the genocide. Volodymyr Vyatorovych, director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, leveled the...

    Netanyahu thanks Christian Zionists in Netherlands for support
    Sep08

    Netanyahu thanks Christian Zionists in Netherlands for support

    (JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu cleared 20 minutes from the schedule of his visit to the Netherlands to thank the country’s leading Christian Zionist activist and chief rabbi for their support for the Jewish state and its people. The Israeli Prime Minister on Wednesday called Roger van Oordt, director of the Christians for Israel organization....

    Lviv opens Jewish memorial on former historic synagogue
    Sep05

    Lviv opens Jewish memorial on former historic synagogue

    MOSCOW (JTA) — The city of Lviv in western Ukraine inaugurated a controversial memorial monument on part of what used to be the Golden Rose Synagogue complex. The inauguration on Sunday, designated the European Day of Jewish Culture, of the Synagogue Space in Lviv was led by Mayor Andriy Sadovy despite legal action against it by Meylakh Sheykhet,...

    Russian court orders Jewish non-profit dissolved
    Sep04

    Russian court orders Jewish non-profit dissolved

    KAZAN, Russia (JTA) — A Russian court dissolved a Jewish community association, in a move that critics said was part of a larger crackdown on grassroots organizations but that others said was procedural. The Cherepovets City Court on Aug. 25 scrapped the association known as The Jewish Community of Cherepovets from the register of nonprofit...

    U.S. Holocaust museum condemns attack on Ukrainian Roma
    Aug31

    U.S. Holocaust museum condemns attack on Ukrainian Roma

    (JTA) — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemned an attack on Roma villagers in southern Ukraine. Dozens of Roma, also known as Gypsies, fled their homes in the village of Loshchynivka, after a mob of local villagers destroyed their property and set fire to at least one home on Sunday night. The mob attack came after a local man was...

    Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
    Aug16

    Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided

    A statue of Stepan Bandera in Lviv, Ukraine, September 2014 (Courtesy of Andrey Syasko) (JTA) — When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that year that ousted his ally in Kiev, former President...

    Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
    Aug08

    Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn

    Rabbis Yechiel Eckstein, left, and Moshe Sebbag at the Grand Synagogue of Paris, June 27, 2016. (Cnaan Liphshiz) PARIS (JTA) — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private tour. But a run-in...

    Report: Traveling zoo set up on Holocaust execution site in Ukraine
    Aug08

    Report: Traveling zoo set up on Holocaust execution site in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A city in northwestern Ukraine authorized the placing of a traveling zoo on the mass grave of thousands of Jewish Holocaust victims, a leader of the country’s Jewish community said. Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, wrote Monday on Facebook about the traveling zoo that was erected this summer in the...

    In Europe, a star rabbi pumps Christian money into Jewish exodus project
    Aug05

    In Europe, a star rabbi pumps Christian money into Jewish exodus project

    PARIS (JTA) — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived with his wife Joelle to the city’s Great Synagogue for a private tour of this epicenter of French Jewry. An Israeli-American Orthodox rabbi who grew up in Canada, Eckstein was in Paris in June to oversee a...

    Firebombs hurled at Hasidic luminary’s grave in Ukraine
    Jul26

    Firebombs hurled at Hasidic luminary’s grave in Ukraine

    (JTA) – Unidentified individuals hurled firebombs at the gravesite of a Hasidic luminary in the central Ukrainian city of Shpola. The incident in the city located 120 miles south of the capital, Kiev, occurred on Sunday evening, according to Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee. Dolinsky wrote on Facebook Monday that the...

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