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  • 7 November 2017, 12:31 | Judaism | 

    Israel Foreign Ministry asked Ukraine to bring rabbi Nachman's remains to Israel

    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely instructed Ambassador to Ukraine Eliav Belotzercovsky to raise the issue with the appropriate officials in Kiev half a year ago, Hotovely’s spokeswoman, Lena Bakman, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

  • 6 November 2017, 11:48 | Religious relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret in Menorah Center: Unity of Ukrainian and Jewish peoples is the biggest blow to the aggressor

    Patriarch of the UOC-KP Filaret visited the Center “Menorah” on Sunday, November 5, where he met with representatives of the Jewish community and the chief rabbi of Dnipropetrovsk and region Shmuel Kaminetsky.

  • 3 November 2017, 09:27 | Judaism | 

    Fragment of matzeva found in Lviv during construction work

    During the construction work on the outskirts of Lviv, in the area of ​​Sygnivka Street, a fragment of matzeva - a Jewish tombstone shaped as a vertical stone slab with Hebrew inscriptions installed on the grave - was removed. This was reported by the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine.

  • 31 October 2017, 10:18 | Terrorism | 

    Amina Okuyeva died the death of a martyr woman, says Mufti Said Ismagilov

    Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine “Ummah” Said Ismagilov believes that Amina Okuyeva died as a shaheed, a martyr, who sacrificed her life for Allah.

  • 24 October 2017, 16:24 | Judaism | 

    Over 2,500 Ukrainians named 'righteous' for rescuing Jews during WWII

    The Israeli diplomat awarded six families who were helping Jews during World War II, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.

  • 20 October 2017, 13:06 | Religion and society | 

    Holocaust memorial center will be built at Babi Yar

    In September at Babi Yar created a Lapidarium of tombstones of the old Jewish cemetery.

  • 19 October 2017, 11:31 | Scandals, crime | 

    A man who beat a Jehovah’s Witness brought to court in Ternopil region

    This is stated in the verdict of Husyatyn District Court of September 29, 2017. According to the case file, the incident occurred on June 15 in the village of Tudorov, Husyatyn District.

  • 18 October 2017, 09:33 | Religion and society | 

    Russian refugee Muslims may be unable to get asylum in Ukraine

    Muslims who flee from Russia due to constant repression may be unable to receive asylum in the territory of Ukraine. In the absence of a clear migration policy, border guards and DHS workers decide for themselves to whom to provide asylum.

  • 21 September 2017, 13:15 | Extraordinary situations | 

    A 13-year-old Hasidim wounded as a result of blast in Uman

    As a result of an explosion of an unidentified device, a 13-year-old Israeli citizen, a Hasidic pilgrim who arrived at the celebration of Rosh Hashanah was wounded in Uman, Cherkassy region.

  • 21 September 2017, 09:58 | Church-state relations | view photo | 

    Non-profit status of religious organizations discussed in Kyiv

    On Wednesday, September 20, a roundtable discussion was held dedicated to "Peculiarities of the legal status of religious organizations in the legal framework of Ukraine: non-profit statu"”. The event was organized by the Department of Foreign Relations of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC in Ukraine.

  • 20 September 2017, 12:44 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Over 30 thousand Hasidim attend the celebration of Jewish New Year

    More than 30 thousand Hasidim came to Uman (Cherkasy region) to celebrate the Jewish New Year. This is stated in a press release by the press service of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Cherkassy Oblast, RBC-Ukraine reports.

  • 20 September 2017, 11:54 | Scandals, crime | 

    Hasidi drug couriers detained in Uman

    On Tuesday, September 19, Ukrainian policemen in Ukraine together with their Israeli colleagues detained drug traffickers from Israel in Uman, Cherkasy region. Deputy head of the State Police Main Department in Cherkasy Viktor Ivanko wrote it on his Facebook page.

  • 20 September 2017, 09:50 | Judaism | 

    Jews celebrate the News Year 5778 - 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 21-22. This day the countdown of the Jewish new year 5778 begins.

  • 13 September 2017, 10:43 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    One more Muslim detained in occupied Crimea

    Russian security forces conducted a search on September 13 at Renat Paralamov's house in the Crimean village of Nizhnogorsk and detained him.

  • 29 August 2017, 09:28 | Judaism | 

    All-Ukraine Summit of Jewish Youth

    The All-Ukrainian Summit of Jewish Youth, organized by the Ukrainian Union of Jewish Students (UUJS) with the support of VAAD of Ukraine, the Ukrainian-Israeli Institute for Strategic Studies named after Golda Meir and other organizations, was held in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • 16 August 2017, 11:24 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    The US Department of State report on the religious situation in Ukraine in 2016

    The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories, and provides insights as to significant and growing challenges.

  • 15 August 2017, 10:23 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    In Crimea, occupants destroyed a Muslim cemetery to build cottages

    In Crimea near the children's camp “Artek” a Muslim cemetery was destroyed. This was done to build on its territory the cottages for guests of the facility. It was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Crimean News.

  • 15 August 2017, 09:55 | Judaism | 

    A crypt with fragments of ancient gravestones from Jewish cemetery found in Odesa

  • 9 August 2017, 11:11 | Judaism | 

    A memorial to rabbi Gilel from Parich unveiled in Kherson

    In Kherson, the memorial complex on the grave of rabbi Gilel's from Parich was solemnly unveiled. Attending the opening of the memorial site were representatives of the Jewish community of the city, as well as city authorities, Religion in Ukraine has reported with reference to Djc.com.ua.

  • 3 August 2017, 12:01 | Judaism | 

    Dnipro hanukkiah may appear in Guinness book

    The silver hanukkiah recently donated by philanthropist Alexander Petrovsky to the Dnipro Jewish community in local Menorah center may appear in Guinness Book of Records as the largest silver sculpture in the world.