Judaism

  • 9 May 2019, 10:34 | Religious relations | 

    Primate of OCU meets with Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine met with the Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yakov Dov Bleich on May 7.

  • 6 May 2019, 16:38 | Church-state relations | 

    Hasidic Rabbis of Ukraine met with President-elect of Ukraine

    The members of the Council of Hasidic Rabbis of Ukraine met with Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, the official site of the Jewish community of Dnipro reports.

  • 3 May 2019, 11:31 | Judaism | 

    Dnipro pays tribute to victims of Nazi genocide of Jews

    On May 2, Dnipro joined the commemoration of Yom Ha-Shoa (the Day of Remembrance of the Catastrophe and Heroism of European Jewry). This memorial day is celebrated every year after one of the greatest Jewish holidays – the Pesach.

  • 25 April 2019, 16:14 | Judaism | 

    Rabbi Asman wishes Zelensky could bring Ukraine to level of world's leading countries

    Chief Rabbi of the All-Ukrainian Congress of Jewish Religious Communities Moshe Reuven Asman congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his victory in the elections. This is stated in his letter, published on the Facebook page.

  • 19 April 2019, 14:47 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jewish Passover starts at sunset on Friday 19 April

    On this evening, many Jewish families will gather together for a traditional ‘Seder’ meal to celebrate the beginning of Passover, known as Pesach in Hebrew.

  • 10 April 2019, 10:07 | Religion and policy | 

    Chief Rabbi of Ukraine requests to extend voting duration on April 21

    On April 9, the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and Kyiv, Moshe Reuven Asman, appealed to the Central Election Commission requesting to extend the work of some polling stations on the day of the second round of presidential elections in Ukraine in connection with the holiday of Pesah.

  • 20 March 2019, 10:44 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Jews on March 20-21 celebrate Purim

    The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2019 begins on night, March 20 and continues through, March 21.

  • 22 February 2019, 12:24 | International relations | 

    Chief Rabbi of Ukraine appeals to Israel to put end to deportation conflict

    Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, Moshe Reuven Asman, sent letters to the Israeli Government asking to put an end to the so-called deportation conflict. RBC-Ukraine reports it citing Asman’s Facebook.

  • 26 December 2018, 10:45 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    In Lviv region, activist tries to salvage synagogue, all by himself

    In the city of Brody, Lviv region, an activist tries to salvage the ruined building of the Great Synagogue.

  • 3 December 2018, 09:51 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Оn December 2, Jews to celebrate Hanukkah at sunset

    Jews celebrate the feast of fire, light, joy and fun Hanukkah on the 25th day of the month Kislev. This year's celebration starts on December 2 in the evening. Hanukkah is celebrated throughout 8 days. Hanukkah is not a shrine feast but a historical one, it is not referred to in the Holy Scripture, although it has been observed by Jews and has become a tradition.

  • 16 November 2018, 11:28 | Church-state relations | 

    Chief Rabbi of Ukraine claims to have evidence of NABU’s surveillance in Kyiv Synagogue

    The surveillance by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) officers in the Kyiv Synagogue was established with a probability of 99.97%. Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Asman wrote this on his Facebook page, according to Ukrayinska Pravda.

  • 1 November 2018, 11:53 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Pittsburgh tragedy victims to be commemorated in all Ukrainian synagogues

    Ukrainian Jews this Saturday will join the world-wide campaign to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh tragedy.

  • 31 October 2018, 13:23 | Religion and society | 

    Jewish community accused NABU of illegal surveillance in Kyiv synagogue area

    The Jewish community of Kyiv accuses the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine of illegal surveillance.

  • 30 October 2018, 14:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    Provocators who desecrated synagogues, cemeteries and monuments brought to trial in Kyiv

    The Pechersk District Court of Kyiv has opened proceedings in a case of the participants of an organized criminal group suspected of committing a series of xenophobic crimes, in particular, anti-Semitic ones. This is reported by Jews of Eurasia website.

  • 29 October 2018, 10:11 | Judaism | 

    Former synagogue premises in Chortkiv transferred to Jewish community for free use

    On October 25, Oksana Chaychuk, the Chair of the Regional State Administration, together with Ivan Zabolotny, the First Deputy Chair of the Regional State Administration, and Yosyf Ovod, the Deputy Chair of the Regional State Administration, signed the statement of transfer of the premises of the former synagogue to the Jewish community of Chortkiv, Ternopil region for free use, Chortkiv-online has reported.

  • 10 October 2018, 12:32 | Judaism | view photo | 

    Dozens of Jewish tombstones found in military barracks in Chernivtsi

    After the Second World War, they were taken out, probably secretly, from the Sadhory Jewish Cemetery. There are 150 tombstones in total.

  • 2 October 2018, 13:22 | Religion and society | 

    President of the World Jewish Congress receives Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award

    On September 27, in New York City, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, Vice-President of the World Jewish Congress, Boris Lozhkin, and Chairman of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, James C Temerty, conferred on President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, the honorary medal of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky. This is reported by the JCU website.

  • 24 September 2018, 10:28 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The jews celebrate the feast of the tabernacle, Sukkot

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2016 begins at sundown on Sunday, October 16, and ends at nightfall October 23. Starting on the 15th day of Tishri, Sukkot is usually translated as Feast of Tabernacles, although the word itself is from sukkah, the name of the shacks farmers would live in during harvest.

  • 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.