Judaism

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13 July 2017, 14:07 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Lviv resident detains three young men who painted swastika on Space of Synagogues

  • 3 July 2017, 17:37 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Unknown person threw a bottle of fuel in Lviv synagogue

    Lviv police investigate the circumstances of the incident that occurred on the night of June 30 in Lviv, when an unknown person threw the bottle with an unidentified flammable substance at the street wall of the synagogue in Lviv.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.