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    Ukrainian authorities honor nationalists whose troops butchered Jews
    May31

    Ukrainian authorities honor nationalists whose troops butchered Jews

    (JTA) — Amid a divisive debate in Ukraine on state honors for nationalists viewed as responsible for anti-Semitic pogroms, the country observed the first minute of silence in memory of Symon Petliura — a 1920s statesman blamed for the murder of 50,000 Jewish compatriots. The minute was observed on May 25, the 90th anniversary of Petliura’s...

    Genesis Prize billionaire co-founder will leave his money to charity, none to 4 kids
    May23

    Genesis Prize billionaire co-founder will leave his money to charity, none to 4 kids

    Mikhail Fridman singing at Musical Marathon 5775 in Moscow, June 24, 2014. (Courtesy Russian Jewish Congress) (JTA) — Russian-Jewish billionaire Mikhail Fridman has announced plans to leave his entire fortune to charity, not leaving a single kopek for his children. Fridman, Russia’s second richest man, according to Forbes magazine, said...

    Genesis Prize/JFN award grants $3.3M to programs for intermarried families
    May23

    Genesis Prize/JFN award grants $3.3M to programs for intermarried families

    Michael Douglas speaking at the announcement of the Genesis Generation Challenge winners at Bloomberg Philanthropies headquarters in New York City, April 28, 2015. (Flickr) (JTA) — Some 28 projects to increase outreach to intermarried families will receive funding under a matching grants program between the Jewish Funders Network and the Genesis...

    Genesis Prize/JFN award grants to 28 programs for intermarried families
    May22

    Genesis Prize/JFN award grants to 28 programs for intermarried families

    Michael Douglas speaking at the announcement of the Genesis Generation Challenge winners at the Bloomberg Philanthropies headquarters in New York City on April 28, 2015. (Flickr) (JTA) — Some 28 projects to increase outreach to intermarried families will receive funding under a matching grants program between the Jewish Funders Network and the...

    Boris Schnaiderman, Brazil’s pioneering Russian literature translator, dies at 99
    May22

    Boris Schnaiderman, Brazil’s pioneering Russian literature translator, dies at 99

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Brazil’s greatest promoter of Russian literature, Boris Schnaiderman, has died. Schnaiderman died Thursday from pneumonia in Sao Paulo. He was 99. An Ukrainian-born Jew, he was the first person to translate classical Russian literature directly from the Russian language to Portuguese. A translator, writer and...

    Statue of acclaimed Brazilian Jewish writer is new photo spot on Rio beach
    May18

    Statue of acclaimed Brazilian Jewish writer is new photo spot on Rio beach

    The bronze statue of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector has become a popular photo stop on Rio Beach. (Photo by Fernando Frazao/Agencia Brasil) RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A statue of Clarice Lispector, a celebrated modernist author in Brazil, has become a popular photo spot in Rio since its inauguration on Sunday. Born in Ukraine in 1920 and later...

    Israel finishes 14th in Eurovision
    May15

    Israel finishes 14th in Eurovision

    (JTA) — Israel finished in 14th place among the 26 nations competing in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, which was won by Ukraine. Australia came in second and Russia third in the contest that ended Saturday. The final was broadcast live in the United States for the first time and featured a performance by the American pop star...

    Belarus capital Minsk receives first Limmud Jewish learning event
    May14

    Belarus capital Minsk receives first Limmud Jewish learning event

    (JTA) — Hundreds of Jews from across Belarus gathered in the capital Minsk for its first Limmud conference, a festival of Jewish learning that also drew visitors from Israel to the isolated country in Eastern Europe. Approximately 750 people came to the three-day event’s opening session Friday, organized by Limmud FSU together with...

    Israel reaches final of Eurovision song contest
    May13

    Israel reaches final of Eurovision song contest

    (JTA) — Israel will compete in the final of Europe’s biggest pop song contest for the second consecutive year. Israeli singer Hovi Star made the final cut Thursday — Israel’s Independence Day — for his song “Made of Stars.” The singer, whose real name is Hovev Sokulets, had tweeted before Thursday’s semifinal that he hoped to...

    Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family
    May06

    Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family

    (JTA) — The deputy speaker of the Knesset, Hilik Bar, attended a ceremony in a Polish town that renamed its main square for his great-grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust. The renaming ceremony last week in Skulsk, 120 miles west of Warsaw, was in memory of Yitzhak Kotowski, a head of the local Jewish community who was murdered in the...

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