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  • 1 November 2013, 15:32 | Religious relations | 

    Ukrainian Greek Catholics and Jewish Community Establish Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal

    The Jewish community of Ukraine in cooperation with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) established a special award – the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal, which will be awarded to persons who serve the cause of Ukrainian-Jewish reconciliation.

  • 31 October 2013, 17:29 | Judaism | 

    Kyiv synagogue gets to keep Torah scrolls

    Ukraine chief rabbi says the state archive service has 800 to 1,000 additional Torah scrolls.

  • 31 October 2013, 15:51 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Activists in Sevastopol Picket Construction of Synagogue

    Activists of Russian organizations in Sevastopol on October 29 picketed near the construction site of a synagogue. The picket was attended by about 100 people, “armed” with flags and banners of different Russian organizations and parties.

  • 29 October 2013, 09:13 | Islam

    Mustafa Dzhemilev: Extremist Islamic Propaganda Has No Place in Crimean Mosques

    Extremist Islamic sects are not characteristic for the Crimean Tatars and their propaganda has no place in the Crimean mosques, Mustafa Dzhemilev said on Saturday at the session of the sixth Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar People.

  • 28 October 2013, 09:19 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    300-Year-Old Mosque Restored in Crimea

    In the village Tokluk, in the Sudak district of Crimea, a 300-year-old mosque has been restored.

  • 25 October 2013, 11:55 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    Ukrainian Muslims Return from Hajj

    Yesterday pilgrims, who performed the Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, returned from Saudi Arabia to Ukraine. About 100 pilgrims from Crimea went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj. Altogether 160 Muslims from Ukraine went to Hajj.

  • 16 October 2013, 10:04 | Scandals, crime | 

    Crimean Mufti Calls on Muslims Not to Be Provoked by Mosque Fires

    The Mufti of the Muslims of Crimea Hajji Emirali Ablaev urges Muslims of the peninsula to remain calm, despite the fires that occurred at two mosques on October 13 and 15, which he believes were acts of arson.

  • 16 October 2013, 09:36 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    International Conference on How to Fight Anti-Semitism Held in Kyiv

    The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the “Beilis Trial” – a show trial of the Kyivan Jew Mendel Beilis, who was tried for ritual murder on false evidence.

  • 15 October 2013, 12:59 | Scandals, crime | 

    Crimean Muslims Say Mosque Deliberately Set on Fire in Crimea

    In Crimea, in Saky, October 13, the central mosque was set on fire. The fire damaged the terrace, the imam’s room, and utility rooms. Fortunately, there were no people in the building at the time.

  • 15 October 2013, 09:10 | Islam | 

    On October 15 Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Adha

    It is a feast of sacrifice, which begins in the morning of the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah of the Muslim lunar calendar and lasts four days. Eid al Adha is the culmination of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca): pilgrims perform ritual sacrifices in the valley of Mina in commemoration of the sacrifice of Ibrahim (Abraham).

  • 7 October 2013, 10:05 | Scandals, crime | 

    Crimean Muslim Women’s Conference Stopped in Simferopol

    In Simferopol unknown persons prevented a Crimean Muslim Women’s Conference from being held by stating that there were explosives in the building, which was to hold the event.

  • 30 September 2013, 09:52 | Islam | 

    Crimean Muslims Elect Spiritual Leader

    The Fifth Kurultay of Muslims of Crimea, which was attended by 311 delegates, unanimously elected Adji Emirali Ablaeva as the mufti of Crimea, the press service of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Crimea reports.

  • 24 September 2013, 16:42 | Community | 

    EU Commissioner on Commemoration of Deportation of Crimean Tatars

    EU Commissioner Mr S.Fule сonvinced that сommemoration of 70 years of deportation of Crimean Tatar people in 2014 will be an opportunity not only to look back, but also to look forward and take steps for integration of Crimean Tatars in a stronger in, Mejlis informs.

  • 19 September 2013, 10:55 | Judaism | 

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, begins

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2013 begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 18, and ends at nightfall September 25. The Festival of Booths, as Sukkot is also known, is observed from the 15th to the 21st of the Tishrei in the Jewish year of 5774.

  • 11 September 2013, 11:13 | Judaism | 

    Israeli Diplomats Learn about Jewish Life in Ukraine from Chief Rabbi of Dnipropetrovsk

    Chief Rabbi of Dnipropetrovsk and the Dnipropetrovsk region Shmuel Kaminetsky met with representatives of the Israeli liaison organization Nativ.

  • 4 September 2013, 12:32 | Judaism | 

    Today Hasidim in Uman Celebrate the New Year

    Today in Uman, Cherkasy Oblast, Hasidim from all over the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah – the 5774th New Year.

  • 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.