Judaism

  • 8 August 2018, 10:46 | History, archaeology | 

    Grave of first rabbi of Berezhany found in Ternopil region

    In the city of Berezhany, on July 11-13, an epigraphic expedition under the Judaism master's program of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) was carried out under the guidance of professors Vitaliy Chernoivanenko and Taisiya Sidorchuk with the participation of epigraphics experts Kateryna Malakhova and Oleksandra Fishel and a group of NaUKMA students.

  • 30 July 2018, 12:47 | Land and property problems | 

    Jewish community of Chernihiv stands for its synagogue where Youth Theater is located

    The issue of the building of the Youth Theater takes center stage in Chernihiv. Now, the Jewish community of the city is trying to return this building because it is a former synagogue.

  • 2 July 2018, 11:26 | Religion and policy | 

    Chief rabbi of Ukraine calls on international community to help free Sentsov

    Jacob Dov Bleich, the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and the city of Kyiv, called on the international community to help release Oleg Sentsov, an imprisoned Ukrainian film director, from a prison in Russia. This is stated in the video appeal, which was made public on YouTube's Free Sentsov channel, Gordon reports.

  • 18 June 2018, 13:18 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    One of the largest synagogues in Europe opens in Drohobych

    On June 17, the restored choral synagogue, built in the middle of the XIX century, was opened in the city of Drohobych (Lviv region), the event was attended by city residents. Drohobych Choral Synagogue is one of the largest in Eastern Europe.

  • 21 May 2018, 10:36 | Judaism | 

    Chief Rabbi of Chernivtsi region dies

    The chief rabbi of the Chernivtsi region, Noah Kofmansky died in Chernivtsi on May 20. This is reported by "Molodyy Bukovynets".

  • 11 May 2018, 11:18 | International relations | 

    Ukrainian state does not officially support denial of Holocaust or Nazi glorification, VAAD alleges

    The Association of Jewish Community Organizations and Communities of Ukraine (VAAD) responded to a letter from US congressmen expressing anxiety about the situation with anti-Semitism in Poland and Ukraine.

  • 2 May 2018, 12:53 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    In the Rivne region vandals desecrated the grave of Rabbi Maharsha

    Rabbi Maharsha died in the town of Ostrog in 1631, and was buried in the Jewish cemetery. In the 1990s, according to old documents it was discovered his burial place, and later there was built a prayer hall and the tomb restored.

  • 4 April 2018, 12:21 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Hasidic pilgrims to visit Bukovyna

    A group of Hasidic pilgrims from Canada, Great Britain, Israel and the United States are to arrive in Chernivtsi region on April 12-14.

  • 27 March 2018, 09:31 | Judaism | 

    Exhibition of Galicia Jews to be opened in Lviv

    The exposition “Relics of the Jewish World of Galicia” will open on March 28 at the Museum of Ethnography and Arts of the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (15 Svobody avenue).

  • 1 March 2018, 07:50 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Jews celebrate Purim

    A traditional Purim food is hamantaschen (or oznay Haman), three-cornered pastries bursting with poppy seeds or another sweet filling. Literally translated as “Haman’s ears,” this name led to the myth that the pastries celebrate the cutting off of the wicked man’s ears before he was hanged.

  • 27 February 2018, 09:38 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jews of Odessa prepare to celebrate Purim

    Purim is a Jewish feast, set in memory of the salvation of Persian Jews from being exterminated by Aman, a favorite of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes, in the 5th century BC).

  • 22 February 2018, 10:50 | Temples, church property | 

    A synagogue to be restored in Vinnytsia region for Hasidim pilgrimage

    The premises of the synagogue are restored.

  • 16 February 2018, 09:26 | Judaism | 

    OSCE representatives meet with the main Rabbi of Dnipro

    Representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (SMM OSCE) met with Shmuel Kamenetsky, the Chief Rabbi of Dnipro city to discuss the issues of security of national minorities, assistance to refugees from the occupied territories and search for ways to stop armed conflict.

  • 26 December 2017, 11:47 | Scandals, crime | 

    Anti-Semitic slogans painted on 3 Jewish buildings in Odessa, Ukraine

  • 30 November 2017, 10:20 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Rivne Oblast councilors suspect that the synagogue is to be sold

    At a meeting of the communal commission of the Rivne Oblast Council, which was held on November 29, the councillors decided to visit Dubno to see with their own eyes the state of the local synagogue.

  • 7 November 2017, 12:31 | Judaism | 

    Israel Foreign Ministry asked Ukraine to bring rabbi Nachman's remains to Israel

    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely instructed Ambassador to Ukraine Eliav Belotzercovsky to raise the issue with the appropriate officials in Kiev half a year ago, Hotovely’s spokeswoman, Lena Bakman, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

  • 6 November 2017, 11:48 | Religious relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret in Menorah Center: Unity of Ukrainian and Jewish peoples is the biggest blow to the aggressor

    Patriarch of the UOC-KP Filaret visited the Center “Menorah” on Sunday, November 5, where he met with representatives of the Jewish community and the chief rabbi of Dnipropetrovsk and region Shmuel Kaminetsky.

  • 3 November 2017, 09:27 | Judaism | 

    Fragment of matzeva found in Lviv during construction work

    During the construction work on the outskirts of Lviv, in the area of ​​Sygnivka Street, a fragment of matzeva - a Jewish tombstone shaped as a vertical stone slab with Hebrew inscriptions installed on the grave - was removed. This was reported by the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine.

  • 24 October 2017, 16:24 | Judaism | 

    Over 2,500 Ukrainians named 'righteous' for rescuing Jews during WWII

    The Israeli diplomat awarded six families who were helping Jews during World War II, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.

  • 20 October 2017, 13:06 | Religion and society | 

    Holocaust memorial center will be built at Babi Yar

    In September at Babi Yar created a Lapidarium of tombstones of the old Jewish cemetery.