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  • 26 June 2017, 09:27 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

    The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, referred to as Uraza-bayram among Crimean Tatars is celebrated today in the Muslim world. Millions of believers mark the ending of holy month Ramadan, which also means the end of the month-long strict lent.

  • 12 June 2017, 10:29 | Scandals, crime

    Amusement Park opens in Kamyanets-Podilsky at a Jewish cemetery

    In Kamyanets-Podilsky, in the cemetery in the neighborhood “October” where 23,000 Jews are buried, an amusement park was opened. It was reported by VAAD.

  • 6 June 2017, 09:55 | Religious intolerance and vandalism

    Vandals damaged the vault of a Jewish righteous

    Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Moshe Reuven Azman said the incident in Hnativka was yet another one “in a series of attacks and desecrations of Jewish graves, religious buildings, and monuments to the victims of the Holocaust in Ukraine.”

  • 1 June 2017, 13:35 | UGCC

    Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities mourn the death of Cardinal Husar

  • 16 May 2017, 09:57 | History, archaeology

    A unique exhibition of Jewish Heritage opens in Lviv

    The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Maximilian Goldstein – cultural figure of Galicia of the early XX century. According to the organizers, he stood at the origins of creation of the first collections of Judaica in Ukraine and the problems of preserving Jewish culture and its spreading.

  • 10 May 2017, 12:27 | Judaism | view photo

    Over the thousand Belz Hasidim visited western Ukraine

    The town became home to a Hasidic dynasty in the early 19th century. At that time, the Rav of Belz, Rabbi Shalom Rokeach (1779–1855), also known as the Sar Shalom, joined the Hasidic movement by studying with the Maggid of Lutzk, was sent by him to Belz to establish the community and become the first Belzer Rebbe from 1817 to 1855.

  • 5 May 2017, 10:24 | Church-state relations

    In Crimea unknown persons broke into the mosque and tried to burn the Quran

  • 3 May 2017, 09:53 | Church-state relations

    Russian Orthodox Church supports ban on Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

    Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed this court ruling and suggested that the "pernicious and harmful" influence of Jehovah's Witnesses would now start to decline. The Russian Orthodox Church did not take part in proceedings and was not asked for advice, he said.

  • 27 April 2017, 09:01 | Judaism

    Jews from around the world to hold a pilgrimage to Tysmenytsia: a famous Rabbi is buried there

    On April 25, representatives of Jewish communities of Ivano-Frankivsk, New York, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, among whom were descendants of the famous Rabbi Jacob Kopel Hasid attended a session of Tysmenytsia city council with a letter of gratitude.

  • 23 April 2017, 08:53 | World news

    Patriarch Bartholomew will be in Egypt with Pope Francis

    The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will be in Cairo on April 28 and 29, upon invitation of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Mosque, Cheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, during the same days of Pope Francis' visits.

  • 11 April 2017, 12:55 | Judaism

    Ukrainian president greets Jews on Pesach

    On the occasion of Pesach, Petro Poroshenko greeted Ukrainian Jews. The greeting was released by the President’s press-service.

  • 28 March 2017, 11:02 | Judaism

    All-Ukraine Olympiad in Hebrew and Jewish literature takes place in Dnipro

    This year for the first time Dnipro has been elected to the state Ukrainian students’ Olympiad of Hebrew and Jewish literature. The International Humanitarian Pedagogical Institute “Beit Chana” was elected as the basis for the Olympiad, said Religion in Ukraine with reference to the website of the Jewish community of Dnipro.

  • 24 March 2017, 10:41 | World news

    Russia suspends Jehovah’s Witnesses over extremism

    The Russian Ministry of Justice has suspended the activities of the religious organization calling itself Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses “due to its extremist activities”.

  • 22 March 2017, 10:01 | Religious intolerance and vandalism

    Vandals destroyed Jewish Cemetery in Odesa region

    Unknown destroyed the Jewish cemetery in the village of Berezovka, Odesa region, Utro reports, citing a Facebook page of the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee Edward Dolynsky.

  • 15 March 2017, 10:56 | Islam

    Ukrainian Mufti sharply criticizes the EU court decision to ban hijab at work

    The leader of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine “Ummah” Said Ismagilov Mufti criticized the recent EU court ruling entitling European employers to prohibit employees to wear a scarf (in the case of Muslims, it is called hijab) in the workplace.

  • 14 March 2017, 11:38 | Extraordinary situations

    Rabbi Vyshedski: almost a third of Jews have moved from Donbas to Israel since 2014

    Eight thousand Jews of Donbas out of thirty have moved to permanent residence in Israel since 2014. This was reported on Radio "Donbas.Realiyi" by Chief Rabbi of Donbass and a community of IDPs Pinchas Vyshedski.

  • 23 February 2017, 10:10 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    A group of Hasid-pilgrims from around the world visits Brody, Lviv region

    On February 20, a group of Hasidic pilgrims, in an amount of about 60 people, came to visit the town of Brody, In Lviv region.

  • 10 February 2017, 20:38 | Faith and weapon | view photo | view video | 

    Ukrainian chaplains pushed up together to support Ukrainian military

    Ukrainian military chaplains of different denminations and religions have joined the world campaign “22 Push-ups challenge” in support of Ukrainian military – Fr Lubomyr Yavorsky, Deputy Head of the Department of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC of the Pastoral care for Armed Forces of Ukraine, said on his Facebook page.

  • 30 January 2017, 11:01 | Church-state relations | 

    Babi Yar to be turned into a Holocaust Memorial

    The city government is working on creation of Memorial of the Holocaust victims “Babi Yar” in Kyiv, which will become a museum of memory in the place of a terrible crime and tragedy. This was stated by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, according to the press service of the KSCA.

  • 27 January 2017, 15:43 | National religious question | 

    In Lviv, Ukrainians and Jews pay tribute to Holocaust victims

    In Lviv, Ukrainians and Jews pay tribute to Holocaust victims