Judaism

  • 26 March 2020, 14:31 | Judaism | 

    Jews of Ukraine to celebrate Passover at home

    This year, the Jews of Ukraine will celebrate one of their most important religious holidays exclusively at home, without visiting a synagogue. This is due to the spread of coronavirus and quarantine.

  • 5 March 2020, 10:39 | Extraordinary situations | 

    Bomb threat reported in four Ukrainian synagogues in one day

    On March 4, the police received reports about the bomb threats in the synagogues in four Ukrainian cities.

  • 14 February 2020, 09:38 | Church-state relations | 

    Ukraine's chief rabbi says Sytnyk met with him privately to discuss wiretapping of synagogue

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Director Artem Sytnyk met secretly with Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Asman to discuss audio surveillance of parishioners of the synagogue in October 2018, Asman has said on Facebook.

  • 13 February 2020, 12:26 | International relations | 

    Rabbi Moshe Asman gets a response from Yad Vashem regarding the case of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky

    The Yad Vashem memorial responded to Rabbi Moshe Asman who requested to confer on Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky the title of "Righteous Among the Nations".

  • 13 February 2020, 10:37 | Religion and society | 

    Patriarch of UGCC thanks Chief Rabbi of Ukraine for the initiative of conferring on Sheptytsky the title “Righteous among the Nations”

    The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Svyatoslav Shevchuk, thanked the chief rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine, Moshe Reuven Asman, for the initiative to confer on Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky the title of "Righteous Among the Nations".

  • 5 February 2020, 14:19 | Judaism | 

    In Lviv, action to preserve Jewish tombstones continues

    In Lviv, the work will continue to extract Jewish tombstones from the wall of one of the old buildings. This was announced today on the Facebook page by Marla Osborne, who runs the project to preserve the heritage of the Jews of Rohatyn. This was reported by Jewish News.

  • 30 January 2020, 10:03 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Unique Drohobych synagogue can now be visited online

    Drohobych synagogue, one of the largest in Eastern Europe, has recently become available online: you can visit it by means of 3D-tour. This is reported by the media outlet Dzherela Truskavsia (Springs of Truskavets).

  • 22 January 2020, 10:50 | UGCC | 

    Chief rabbi of Ukraine asks Yad Vashem to recognize Andrey Sheptytsky as Righteous Among the Nations

    On January 21, chief Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Asman sent a letter to the head of the Yad Vashem Institute of Israel, requesting that on the eve of the International Holocaust memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, UGCC Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky be awarded the title of "Righteous Among the Nations". Therefore, to restore historical justice with respect to this figure. The chief Rabbi announced this on his Facebook page and published a letter.

  • 23 December 2019, 13:07 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    PACE urges to preserve ancient synagogues of Europe, in particular, in Ukraine

    The Council of Europe (COE) demands that states pay more attention to destroyed Jewish synagogues. This was reported on December 22 by the Times of Israel with reference to the Appeal of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of CE, which was published in October 2019.

  • 22 December 2019, 11:36 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jews to celebrate Нanukkah

    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 22 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.

  • 11 November 2019, 13:28 | Judaism | 

    Synagogue of Bila Tserkva to be returned to the Jewish community

    Previously, the city authorities confirmed their participation in this process.

  • 21 October 2019, 10:48 | Judaism | 

    Gravestones from Jewish cemetery found in Chop

    Recently, four gravestones from the Jewish cemetery were found in a private yard in Chop in Transcarpathia. They were found by the owners, who a few years ago bought a house on Tysova street and now doing repairs.

  • 15 October 2019, 16:16 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The jews celebrate the Feast of the tabernacle, Sukkot

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2019 began at sundown on Sunday, October 13, and ends at nightfall October 20. 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.

  • 10 October 2019, 12:11 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | view video | 

    Transcarpathia wants to preserve one of the oldest synagogues in Western Ukraine

    The synagogue, constructed in 1705, is located in Tyachiv region. The last century significantly and negatively influenced the fate of the shrine. However, the community of Vilkhivtsi intends to give the building a new life.

  • 29 September 2019, 11:31 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Jews celebrate the News Year 5780 - 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 29- October 1. This day the countdown of the Jewish new year 5780 begins.

  • 26 September 2019, 12:50 | Judaism | 

    Zelensky sets a commission to deal with corruption in Uman hampering the construction of the synagogue

    Uman, where the grave of Rabbi Nachman is located, is the most important religious center for Bratslav Hasidim. Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims come here every year. A few days before Rosh Hashanah, a historic event took place in the city.

  • 26 September 2019, 11:49 | Judaism | 

    Almost 7.5 thousand Hasidim arrived in Ukraine

    Hasidic pilgrims continue to arrive in Ukraine to celebrate the Jewish New year, almost 7.5 thousand pilgrims have arrived in Ukraine so far.

  • 24 September 2019, 10:13 | Judaism | 

    550 law enforcement officers to ensure security in Uman during the Jewish New Year celebrations

    Over 550 police officers were deployed in Uman to monitor the public order during the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah.

  • 19 September 2019, 09:24 | Judaism | 

    First Hasidic pilgrims already arrived in Ukraine

    229 Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived in Ukraine to celebrate the Jewish New year Rosh Hashanah. This was stated by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 112 channel reports.

  • 3 September 2019, 10:47 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    40 thousand Hasidic pilgrims are expected to arrive in Ukraine

    Nearly 40 thousand Hasidic pilgrims are exected to arrive in Ukraine at the end of September to celebrate the Jewish New year Rosh Hashanah in Uman