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  • 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.

  • 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, 12:27 | Islam | 

    Orta Juma Jami Mosque Is Now Officially Open

    On August 16, the official opening of the Orta-Jami Mosque took place place (town of Bakhchisaray, 61 Lenin Str.) after almost 95 years of abandon. Orta Jami is a listed building of XVIII century restored at the private cost.

  • 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.

  • 16 August 2013, 12:25 | International relations | 

    US Ambassador to Ukraine visited office of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine

    On August 14 U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payatt visited the office of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine. The Ambassador congratulated Muslims of Ukraine, represented by Chief Mufti of Ukraine Sheikh Ahmad Tamim on the occasion of Eid al-fitr, and explored the life of Muslims in Ukraine.

  • 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.

  • 15 August 2013, 10:35 | Temples, church property | 

    Karaites ask Yanukovych to help them to return their shrine

    Crimean Karaites addressed the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych with a request to assist in the return of their national shrines. The Association of Crimean Karaites noted that their national culture is on the brink of extinction, said "Religion in Ukraine" referring to Avdet.

  • 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.

  • 8 August 2013, 10:54 | Islam | 

    First Day of Muslim Holiday Eid al-Fitr Declared Official Holiday in Crimea

    The government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea declared the first day of the celebration of Eid al-Fitr as an official holiday for those practicing Islam.

  • 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.

  • 5 August 2013, 12:27 | Islam | 

    Mejlis Head Mustafa Jemilev Undertook a Minor Pilgrimage to Mecca

    The Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Jemilev undertook umrah (minor pilgrimage to the Holy Land) during the sacred month of Ramadan.

  • 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”.

  • 1 August 2013, 15:08 | Religion and policy | 

    Dognal to Yanukovych: If You Sign Agreement to Join EU, You Will Lose Position as President

    Antonin Dognal, an excommunicated Catholic priest and leader of an unrecognized religious organization, warns Viktor Yanukovych that next year he can expect big problems – namely, that he can lose his position as president.