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  • 19 September 2018, 10:40 | International relations | 

    Mustafa Dzhemilev tells how he persuaded Erdogan of the necessity of autocephaly

    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said that he had intensively discussed with the Turkish president, Recep Erdogan, the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He said this in an interview with BBC, according to TSN.

  • 12 September 2018, 13:14 | Extraordinary situations | 

    Hasidim with a heart attack transported from Uman to Kyiv by helicopter

    A helicopter of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine transported from Uman, Cherkasy region to Kyiv a Jewish pilgrim who was preliminarily diagnosed with a heart attack, Konstantin Protsenko was reported as saying by Interfax-Religion.

  • 10 September 2018, 10:33 | Judaism | 

    Jews celebrate the News year 5779 - Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew, literally the “Head of Year”) is the Jewish New Year celebrated on the first and second days of the month of Tishri according to the Jewish calendar (September-October). This year Jews mark this holiday on September 9-11. This day the countdown of the Jewish new year 5779 begins.

  • 6 September 2018, 07:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Police expect 40,000 Hasidim to arrive in Uman

    To celebrate the Jewish New Year, about 40,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive. Police have already initiated the activities to ensure public safety in the area of ​​mass residence of pilgrims, the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports. In addition, in the framework of cooperation, on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman, said Deputy Head of the National Police - head of the Patrol Police Oleksandr Fatsevich. Oleksandr Fatsevich checked the work of the working group of the operational headquarters and the work of the consolidated detachment. Jointly with the Chief of Police of Cherkasy region Valery Lyuty, he traveled around the place of compact accommodation of pilgrims, checked the checkpoints and stationary posts. Oleksandr Fatsevich notes that the Cherkasy police are ready to ensure the public order and safety of citizens in the city of Uman. “Police keep everything under control. Employees of the explosive engineering service, special forces, patrol police, cynologists and service dogs work in two shifts. The operational headquarters has all the technical capabilities to control and ensure security during the events. Law enforcers carry out service in an enhanced mode. As of September 5, about three thousand pilgrims have arrived to Uman,” said the deputy head of the National Police. He added that on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman to cooperate and assist in communicating with foreign guests. There are 46 hiking trails, 17 stationary posts, 10 checkpoints and 2 visa support points developed in the service area. At the time of the events, traffic is blocked in the place of compact stay of Hasidim pilgrims.

  • 5 September 2018, 14:04 | Judaism | 

    First Hasidim come to celebrate Rosh HaShanah

    The first Hasidim have arrived in Ukraine to celebrate the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). This is reported by the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. .

  • 29 August 2018, 13:19 | Religion and society | 

    Law enforcers deployed to Uman to ensure public order during Rosh ha-Shanah festivities

    60 police officers from twelve regions of Ukraine have come to Uman to help keep order in the city during the pilgrims’ celebration of Rosh ha-Shanah. Law enforcers will stay in Uman until the end of large-scale public events with the participation of pilgrims, according to the Police Communication Sector of Cherkasy region.

  • 29 August 2018, 12:33 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Black man and hijab-wearing woman refused entry to a restaurant in Sumy

    In Sumy, a young couple were not let into the restaurant at a pretext that they are foreigners. The waiters identified their citizenship based on the skin color of the male and the female's Muslim outfit. They demanded the visitors to show passports, but the latter refused and stood up for their rights, TSN reports.

  • 22 August 2018, 13:50 | Islam | 

    Kyiv Muslims pray for peace in Ukraine

    On the first day of the Kurban-Bayram holiday, Muslims in Kyiv prayed for peace in Ukraine. The most imposrtant Islamic holiday, Kurban-Bayram ('Id Al Adha), which is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Zul Hija, on August 21, was celebrated in the mosque Ar-Rahma, on Podil. More than 3,000 believers gathered here. They include the Crimean Tatars, representatives of the Azerbaijani community, and Bangladeshis, and Africans – all of them, on August 21, assembled to celebrate the religious holiday, regardless of nationality.

  • 21 August 2018, 10:30 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Muslims celebrate Eid al-adha

    Muslims of different nationalities have gathered in the Ar-Rahma mosque in Lukyanovka district and started celebrating the Eid al-Adha.

  • 17 August 2018, 15:14 | Judaism | 

    Young rabbis told about their Mitzvah tank expedition across Kherson region

    On August 12-15, a Jewish expedition was traveling in a Mitzvah tank for the second time in Kherson region. This is reported by PIC.

  • 15 August 2018, 12:33 | Judaism | 

    Historical synagogue of Dnipro opens following reconstruction

    The historic synagogue of Dnipro located in Yevropeyska Street hosted an event in honor of the completion of the building refurbishment, with participation of the sponsors of refurbishment and a large delegation of participants of the Early Years Experience project by the Jewish Educational Media.

  • 14 August 2018, 14:43 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Great Synagogue to be restored in Ostroh, Rivne Oblast

    Thanks to the efforts of Gregory Arshinov, restoration of Ostroh synagogue has been underway for quite some time now. By the end of 2017, the roof of the building was restored. Now restoration work inside the synagogue is underway.

  • 8 August 2018, 10:46 | History, archaeology | 

    Grave of first rabbi of Berezhany found in Ternopil region

    In the city of Berezhany, on July 11-13, an epigraphic expedition under the Judaism master's program of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) was carried out under the guidance of professors Vitaliy Chernoivanenko and Taisiya Sidorchuk with the participation of epigraphics experts Kateryna Malakhova and Oleksandra Fishel and a group of NaUKMA students.

  • 3 August 2018, 11:27 | Religion and policy | 

    Muslims having relatives in Ukraine come to the attention of security service of Belarus

    Special services of the Republic of Belarus start to closely watch Muslims who have relatives in Odessa and Kherson regions, as well as in Kyiv. This was reported on Facebook by Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov, UNN reports.

  • 30 July 2018, 12:47 | Land and property problems | 

    Jewish community of Chernihiv stands for its synagogue where Youth Theater is located

    The issue of the building of the Youth Theater takes center stage in Chernihiv. Now, the Jewish community of the city is trying to return this building because it is a former synagogue.

  • 27 July 2018, 11:22 | Islam | 

    Muslims in Dnipro get back the building of Katerynoslavska cathedral mosque

    On July 25, Dnipro City Council session returned to the Muslims the building of Katerynoslavska Cathedral Mosque, which before the 1917 revolution was a center of Islamic life and one of the most beautiful urban buildings.

  • 9 July 2018, 12:05 | Religion and policy | 

    Russia automatically qualifies Crimean Tatar Muslims as terrorists

    Oleg Sentsov, a Kremlin's prisoner, is on a hunger strike demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners. They are over 60 only according to official information. Among them, 24 are held captive in the Russian Federation, 40 - in the Crimea. And every week new searches and arrests take place on the peninsula. Russia automatically qualifies as terrorists the Crimean Tatars who profess Islam, Channel 24 reports.

  • 5 July 2018, 14:06 | Islam | 

    The first Ukrainian textbook on Islamic studies presented in Kyiv

    The third day of the VII International Youth Summer School of Islamic Studies, which began its work on July 1, 2018, began with the presentation of the textbook “Islamic Studies”.

  • 3 July 2018, 10:16 | Religion and policy | 

    Repression against believers of different faiths intensify in the occupied territories of Donbas

    Searches at the Al-Amal mosque in occupied Donetsk and its closure, conducted by the so-called State Security Ministry of DPR, is another step towards intensifying repression of believers in this territory, - President of the Center for Religious Studies and International Spiritual Relations Igor Kozlovskyy was reported as saying at a press conference of Ukrinform on July 2.

  • 2 July 2018, 11:26 | Religion and policy | 

    Chief rabbi of Ukraine calls on international community to help free Sentsov

    Jacob Dov Bleich, the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and the city of Kyiv, called on the international community to help release Oleg Sentsov, an imprisoned Ukrainian film director, from a prison in Russia. This is stated in the video appeal, which was made public on YouTube's Free Sentsov channel, Gordon reports.