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    Israel speeds up aliyah procedures for residents of eastern Ukraine
    Dec10

    Israel speeds up aliyah procedures for residents of eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Israel implemented special procedures to speed up the immigration process for people with Jewish origins from Ukraine’s conflict zones. The new procedures were implemented earlier this month and formulated in a new executive directive issued by the headquarters of Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority to...

    Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews receive aid packages in Lugansk’s synagogue
    Dec04

    Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews receive aid packages in Lugansk’s synagogue

    DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine (JTA) — Several hundred Jews braved sub-freezing temperatures to receive aid packages at the synagogue of the besieged city of Lugansk. The distribution of basic necessities on Wednesday by administrators from the east Ukrainian city’s Jewish community drew approximately 300 recipients, who stood in line for over an...

    Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia
    Nov24

    Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia

    Asher Joseph Cherkassky in Dneproperovsk in 2014. (Courtesy of http://evreiskiy.kiev.ua) With his gray beard, AK-47 assault rifle and camouflage fatigues, Asher Joseph Cherkassky looks like an Eastern European version of Fidel Castro. But Cherkassky’s look is no attempt to emulate the Cuban revolutionary or any of his bearded associates....

    Kharkiv Jewish philanthropist dies of gunshot head wound
    Nov24

    Kharkiv Jewish philanthropist dies of gunshot head wound

    (JTA) — Vadim Vishnevsky, a prominent member of the Jewish community of Kharkiv in Ukraine, died of a gunshot wound to the head. Vishnevsky was rushed to hospital on Nov. 20 from his office, the Ukrainian Vesti newspaper reported. Police are investigating the shooting, which according to some accounts may have been self-inflicted, Vesti reported....

    Ukraine rabbi: U.S. Jews helped us beat Russia’s anti-Semitism propaganda
    Nov19

    Ukraine rabbi: U.S. Jews helped us beat Russia’s anti-Semitism propaganda

    (JTA) – Jewish communities in the Ukraine and U.S. conducted a coordinated effort to refute Russian claims that Ukraine’s revolution unleashed a wave of anti-Semitic acts, a chief Ukrainian rabbi said. “We’ve been working very closely with the organized Jewish community to counter the propaganda that is coming out of Russia about...

    Swastikas painted on Babi Yar memorial, Jewish school
    Nov17

    Swastikas painted on Babi Yar memorial, Jewish school

    (JTA) – Swastikas were painted on the Holocaust memorial monument at Babi Yar in Kiev. It is the second time that the monument has been vandalized in two months. The graffiti was found Monday during a tour at the site for schoolchildren, The Jerusalem Post reported. A swastika was painted on the monument, located at the site where Nazi troops...

    In Lviv, a Holocaust survival story gets lifted from the gutter
    Nov14

    In Lviv, a Holocaust survival story gets lifted from the gutter

    Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler in Lviv, Nov. 7, 2014. (Courtesy of Limmud FSU) Armed with an Israeli attitude toward problem solving and 30 years’ worth of experience in working in Eastern Europe, Chaim Chesler doesn’t back down easily from a work-related dispute. But even Chesler, founder of the Limmud FSU Jewish learning...

    Russian rabbi slams demand that Jews condemn Ukrainian oligarch
    Nov12

    Russian rabbi slams demand that Jews condemn Ukrainian oligarch

    (JTA) — A senior Russian rabbi accused the country’s communist party of “vulgar and primitive anti-Semitism” after it demanded Russian Jews condemn a Ukrainian Jewish oligarch. The condemnation Wednesday by Rabbi Boruch Gorin, an advisor to Chief Russian Rabbi Berel Lazar and Lazar’s spokesperson, followed a letter that two communist...

    Lviv mayor: France’s anti-Semitism problem bigger than Ukraine’s
    Nov07

    Lviv mayor: France’s anti-Semitism problem bigger than Ukraine’s

    Andriy Sadovyi (Wikimedia Commons) (JTA) — The mayor of the Ukrainian city of Lviv told participants at a Jewish learning conference that France has a bigger anti-Semitism problem than his country. Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, who recently emerged as one of Ukraine’s most popular politicians, made the assertion Thursday in Lviv, at the opening of...

    Study analyzing ethnicity of Russia’s wealthiest condemned for singling out Jews
    Nov03

    Study analyzing ethnicity of Russia’s wealthiest condemned for singling out Jews

    (JTA) — A member of Russia’s Human Rights Council condemned a news website that said that nearly a quarter of Russia’s top billionaires are Jews. Nikolai Svanidze of the council – a Kremlin-affiliated body with no executive powers –- made the condemnation last week against Lenta.ru, which analyzed according to faith and ethnicity the...

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