Judaism

  • 3 September 2013, 12:24 | Religious relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: Using Fascist Symbols During Religious Ceremonies Is Inappropriate

    Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) assured the World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder that the Kyiv Patriarchate does not support any actions or calls inciting hatred against Jews.

  • 2 September 2013, 11:31 | Judaism | 

    More than 8,000 Hasidim Already in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

    For the celebration of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah, 8,169 Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived to the city of Uman, in the Cherkasy region.

  • 30 August 2013, 10:47 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Restored Jewish Silver Ritual Objects on Display in Lviv

    On August 28, restored Jewish ritual silver, which served as an essential attributes during the celebration of holidays, was presented at the Lviv Museum of the History of Religion. Visitors are able to see the panels and crown on the Torah, candlesticks, candelabras, bowls, and spice boxes, thanks to six years of painstaking work by the artist and restorer Oleksandr Pavlyuk

  • 22 August 2013, 17:35 | Religious relations | 

    Clergymen of UGCC and UOC-MP: Cross Installed in Place of Prayer for Hasidim Should Be Moved

    The three-meter oak cross with a crucifix that was installed in Uman in a place of prayer for the Hasidim should be moved to another location. This opinion is held by the clergymen of two denominations.

  • 22 August 2013, 14:35 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Chief Ukrainian rabbi: Uman authorities should remove crucifixion

    The recent placing of a crucifix near the Uman grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was an act of “clear provocation,” Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, chief rabbi of Ukraine, said, JTA infoems.

  • 20 August 2013, 09:21 | Judaism | 

    Israeli Police in Uman Await the Arrival of 30,000 Hasidim

    For this year's celebration of Rosh Hashanah about 30,000 pilgrims are expected to visit the city of Uman, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Israel Faina Kirschenbaum said at a press conference.

  • 15 August 2013, 14:03 | Judaism | 

    A Jewish Kitchen To Feed Uman pilgrims

    Jewish volunteers have finished building a kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, Ukraine, where they plan to prepare 105,000 meals to serve to pilgrims next month, JTA informs.

  • 13 August 2013, 10:52 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Holocaust Monument in Nikopol Desecrated

    In Nikopol on August 12 the Holocaust Monument, located at the entrance to the city, was desecrated. A Nazi swastika was painted in black over the monument’s white six-pointed star.

  • 7 August 2013, 11:31 | Judaism | 

    Nearly 400,000 Hasidim have visited Uman over the past 20 years

    On September 4-5, 2013 Hasidim coming from Bratslav will celebrate Rosh Hashanah (New Year according to the Jewish calendar) in Cherkasy region. Traditionally, religious events are held at the grave of Rabbi Nakhman and at the local synagogue. The UNN citing the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) reported that this year over 20,000 pilgrims from 27 countries, the majority of whom are residents of Israel, are expected to come to Uman region.

  • 1 August 2013, 16:11 | Announcements | 

    Conference “Biblical Studies, West and East: Trends, Challenges and Prospects” to be held in Lviv

    19-20 September 2013 the Department of Theology of the Ukrainian Catholic University will hosted international conference “Biblical Studies, West and East: Trends, Challenges and Prospects”.

  • 23 July 2013, 11:07 | Scandals, crime | 

    Safe box with $50,000 stolen from Hasidic Jews in Uman

  • 18 July 2013, 09:38 | Judaism | 

    400 Police Officers to Maintain Order During This Year’s Pilgrimage to Uman

    During the annual religious pilgrimage of Hasidic Jews to Uman, Cherkaska Oblast, in September, more than 400 police officers will maintain public order.

  • 6 June 2013, 10:06 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Uzhhorod Synagogue Holds First Wedding in 70 Years

    For the first time in 70 years the Synagogue in Uzhhorod (which now houses the Zakarpatska Oblast Philharmonic) conducted a Jewish wedding ceremony.

  • 23 May 2013, 14:50 | Religion and society | 

    Ukrainian Security Services Participate in Anti-Terrorist Drills at Jewish Embassy

    Ukrainian security services take part in an anti-terrorism exercise at the Israeli embassy in Kyiv on Thursday, May 23.

  • 17 May 2013, 12:20 | Religion and policy | 

    Jews of Ukraine Are Against Artificial 'Antifascist' Campaign

    The Congress of the National Communities of Ukraine and Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities spoke against the use of artificial “antifascist” rhetoric at the meeting to be held in Kyiv on 18 May and warned against provocations of inter-ethnic character.

  • 15 April 2013, 10:17 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Hasidim Gather in Western Ukrainian Town of Belz

    Approximately a thousand and five hundred Hasidim Jews are expected to come to the town of Belz in Lviv Region on 15-16 April to honour the memory of Tzaddik rabbis buried in the town cemetery.

  • 20 March 2013, 11:01 | Scandals, crime | 

    Anti-Semitic Leaflets Pasted on Kyiv Synagogue

    Anti-Semitic leaflets have been pasted on the Rosenberg Synagogue and monument to Sholem Aleichem in Kyiv.

  • 23 January 2013, 14:44 | Judaism | 

    Reform Jews to open community center in Kyiv

    The World Union for Progressive Judaism, the umbrella for the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, bought a five-story building in the Ukrainian capital in December.

  • 16 January 2013, 12:05 | Religious relations | 

    Day of Judaism to Be Celebrated in Ukraine for First Time

    For the first time, Ukrainian Christians will mark the Day of Judaism on January 17, 2013. The Commission for Promoting Christian Unity of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has initiated the celebration.

  • 15 January 2013, 09:23 | Scandals, crime | 

    Roof of Historic Synagogue Stolen in Lviv Region

    In the town of Zhovkva in the Lviv Oblast, 5 square meters of roof were stolen from an old Jewish synagogue, which is an architectural monument.