• 3 October 2011, 13:49 | Judaism | 

    Ukraine deports two Israeli pilgrims

    Two Israeli citizens have been deported from Ukraine for violating the laws, Senior Inspector Volodymyr Umanets from the Department for Citizenship, Immigration and Registration of Individuals at the Interior Ministry Directorate for Cherkasy region told journalists in Uman on Friday.

  • 30 September 2011, 12:19 | Judaism | 

    Jews and Christian Jews Celebrate New Year in Kyiv and Uman

    The celebration of the Jewish New Year began in Ukraine. In the center of Kyiv, near the Arch of Friendship of Nations, the Jewish Messianic Community, which is the world’s largest Christian Association, organized a celebration of the Jewish New Year.

  • 29 September 2011, 17:21 | Judaism | 

    Today Ukraine commemorates victims of Babyn (Babi) Yar

    In retaliation, on September 29 and 30, 1941, the Nazis murdered 33,771 Jews in the Babi Yar ravine.

  • 29 September 2011, 15:25 | Judaism | 

    Israeli Policemen Help Ukrainian Police to Ensure Order in Uman

    17 364 Chasidim arrived in Uman as of 27 September. Approximately 80% of them came from Israel.

  • 29 September 2011, 09:09 | Church-state relations | 

    President Yanukovych Greets Jews on Occasion of Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah

    The president wished the Jews good health, peace and wellbeing.

  • 28 September 2011, 12:06 | Judaism | 

    Jewish New Year Starts Today at sunset

    Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎), (literally "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar.

  • 26 September 2011, 12:55 | Judaism | 

    Hasidim Are Arriving in Ukraine

    Planes with Israeli pilgrims, the Hasidim, are arriving at the international airport in Odesa. Over three thousand passengers are expected to arrive by the end of the day and another three thousand on September 27.

  • 26 September 2011, 08:41 | Religion and policy | 

    Police Detains 60 Members of Svoboda in Uman

    Police in the eastern Ukrainian city of Uman detained approximately 60 members of the nationalist Svoboda association for an attempt to hold an action prohibited by court.

  • 22 September 2011, 13:34 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Cherkasy Branch of Svoboda Announces Campaign Uman Without Chasidim

    The local branch of the nationalist organization Svoboda of the eastern Ukrainian region of Cherkasy made a statement as to the authorities' lack of action to prevent aggression of Chasidim in Uman and announced the beginning of a campaign Uman without Chasidim.

  • 12 September 2011, 14:07 | Land and property problems | 

    Ukrainian mayor says synagogue ruins are not threatened

    The mayor of the Ukrainian city of Lviv denied reports that the preserved remains of the historic Golden Rose synagogue were being destroyed to make way for a controversial hotel.

  • 8 September 2011, 15:54 | Judaism | 

    Holocaust graves in Ukraine to be marked

    Memorial stones are to be erected at the sites of mass killings of Jews in the Ukraine during the Holocaust.

  • 8 September 2011, 11:56 | Land and property problems | 

    Hanna Herman Protects Ruins of Lviv Synagogue

    On September 8, presidential adviser Hanna Herman spoke with Mayor of Lviv Andrii Sadovyi about the protection of the ruins of the Golden Rose Synagogue in Lviv.

  • 17 August 2011, 15:37 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | 

    Memorial to Ukrainian, Polish and Jewish town defenders unveiled in Sataniv

    On 16 August, in the ancient settlement of Sataniv of Horodok District of Khmelnytskyi region, at the town’s medieval gate, a memorial sign “In memory of all the defenders of Sataniv” has been installed in honor of representatives of the three largest local communities.

  • 11 August 2011, 12:27 | Judaism | 

    Up to 30,000 Hasidim to visit Uman

    A meeting to prepare for the pilgrimage to ensure the Hasidim access to the grave of the tzaddik Bratslav Nachman was chaired by the deputy head of the Cherkasy regional state administration, Yurii Tymoshenko

  • 4 August 2011, 11:29 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Synagogue in Sataniv endangered

    Orthodox and Roman Catholic priests, public figures, cultural and regional experts, and representatives of the authorities have sounded an alarm on the catastrophic condition of an outstanding architectural monument of Podillia, the fortified synagogue in Sataniv.

  • 3 August 2011, 15:09 | Judaism | 

    Kherson Citizens Vote Chabad Rabbi Among Most Influential

    In the July 28 edition of News of Kherson, the newspaper's readers selected the city's Chabad representative Rabbi Yosef Wolff as the fifth most influential person in the region, Lubavitch News report.

  • 22 June 2011, 11:57 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Several thousand people gather in Kyiv for interdenominational prayer for WWII victims

    Today on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv, a national interdenominational prayer was held in memory of the fallen during World War II, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the German assault on the USSR.

  • 18 May 2011, 09:21 | Religion and policy | 

    Representatives of Religions and Denominations Pray on Bykivnia Graves

    On 14-15 May, 2011, in Ukraine, victims of political repressions, tortured and killed by the Bolshevik regime, were remembered.

  • 20 April 2011, 15:57 | Judaism | 

    BBC Examines Ukraine’s Jewish Future Through Lens of Dnipro Community Center

    The BBC dubbed Dnipropetrovsk a city of contrasts, illustrated nicely in a video featuring the clipped tones of an announcer over traditional prayer sounds indicative of any synagogue from Brooklyn to Brisbane.

  • 3 March 2011, 10:27 | Vatican | 

    New pope book says Jews not guilty of Jesus Christ’s death

    Pope Benedict, in a new book, has personally exonerated Jews of allegations they were responsible for Jesus Christ’s death, repudiating the concept of collective guilt that has haunted Christian-Jewish relations for centuries. Jewish groups applauded the move. The Anti-Defamation League called it “an important and historic moment” and hoped that it would help complicated theology “translate down to the pews” to improve grass roots inter-religious dialogue, Reuters report.