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    Ukrainian Jews satisfied with far-right’s crash in elections   
    Oct31

    Ukrainian Jews satisfied with far-right’s crash in elections  

    (JTA) – Representatives of Ukraine’s Jewish communities said they were pleased with the stinging defeat of nationalist candidates in parliamentary elections. In Sunday’s parliamentary elections – the first since ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych in February in a revolution which triggered a territorial conflict with Russia – the...

    Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish museum in Poland ‘reveals hope’
    Oct28

    Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish museum in Poland ‘reveals hope’

    The core exhibit of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was inaugurated in Warsaw, Oct. 28, 2014. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90) WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life” celebrates the Jewish past and...

    Iran claims to arrest spies near nuclear plant
    Oct22

    Iran claims to arrest spies near nuclear plant

    (JTA) — Iran has arrested several suspected foreign spies in the southern province of Bushehr, home to the country’s first nuclear power plant. Fars News Service, the country’s semi-official news agency, reported Tuesday on the arrests but did not provide any further details. Iranian media reported that the country’s...

    Israeli-American reality tv star wins Jewish Moscow beauty pageant
    Oct21

    Israeli-American reality tv star wins Jewish Moscow beauty pageant

    (JTA) – Linor Shefer, an Israeli-American reality television star who was born in Ukraine, won Moscow’s first “Miss Jewish Star” beauty pageant. Shefer, a former contender in the Israeli version of the reality television show “Big Brother,” beat 19 other contestants to become Miss Jewish Star 2014 on Sunday in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel,...

    Facebook completes purchase of WhatsApp
    Oct08

    Facebook completes purchase of WhatsApp

    (JTA) — Facebook completed its purchase of the the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for nearly $22 billion in cash and stock. The transaction was completed on Monday, Facebook paid about $ 2 billion more than when the deal was announced in February due to a rise in the price of Facebook shares. Facebook named WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum...

    Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
    Oct07

    Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100

    Then-Israeli President Shimon Peres, standing, greets Ralph Goldman at a salute for the former American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee leader’s 100th birthday in 2014. (Courtesy JDC) JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing...

    Ralph Goldman, ex-JDC head and builder of Israel, dies at 100
    Oct07

    Ralph Goldman, ex-JDC head and builder of Israel, dies at 100

    (JTA) — Ralph Goldman, a former leader of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and a central figure in Israel’s establishment, has died at the age of 100. Goldman, who served under David Ben-Gurion as Israel’s envoy to the United States, died Tuesday in Jerusalem, where he had lived for several decades. Goldman first...

    IFCJ announces project to bring olim from FSU, countries in crisis
    Oct06

    IFCJ announces project to bring olim from FSU, countries in crisis

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has established a project to bring more new immigrants to Israel from former Soviet Union and other countries in crisis. The project will be led by former director general of Aliyah and Absorption at the Jewish Agency, Eli Cohen, the Fellowship announced on Monday. Cohen has...

    Giant Ukraine JCC provides shelter from the storm — in style
    Oct01

    Giant Ukraine JCC provides shelter from the storm — in style

    A rendering of the Menorah Center in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, which is said to be the largest Jewish community center in Europe. (Jewish Community of Dnepropetrovsk) DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine (JTA) — Five months into the war that turned him into a refugee in his own country, Jacob Virin has already attended 20 Jewish weddings — including those of...

    Firebomb thrown at Kiev’s oldest synagogue
    Sep29

    Firebomb thrown at Kiev’s oldest synagogue

    (JTA) — Kiev’s oldest synagogue was the target of a firebomb that burst into flames outside the building. The firebombing at the Great Choral Synagogue on Sept. 24, the eve of Rosh Hashanah, did not cause damage, according to the news website evreiskiy.kiev.ua, which belongs to the Jewish Kiev watchdog on anti-Semitism. Police suspect that...

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