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  • 20 September 2017, 12:44 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Over 30 thousand Hasidim attend the celebration of Jewish New Year

    More than 30 thousand Hasidim came to Uman (Cherkasy region) to celebrate the Jewish New Year. This is stated in a press release by the press service of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Cherkassy Oblast, RBC-Ukraine reports.

  • 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.

  • 13 September 2017, 10:43 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    One more Muslim detained in occupied Crimea

    Russian security forces conducted a search on September 13 at Renat Paralamov's house in the Crimean village of Nizhnogorsk and detained him.

  • 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.

  • 16 August 2017, 11:24 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    The US Department of State report on the religious situation in Ukraine in 2016

    The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories, and provides insights as to significant and growing challenges.

  • 15 August 2017, 10:23 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    In Crimea, occupants destroyed a Muslim cemetery to build cottages

    In Crimea near the children's camp “Artek” a Muslim cemetery was destroyed. This was done to build on its territory the cottages for guests of the facility. It was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Crimean News.

  • 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

  • 12 July 2017, 10:22 | Faith and weapon | 

    A book about Muslims involved in the ATO presented in Kyiv

    The book was presented by the author – associate professor of the Department of Religious Studies and Theology of the National University “Ostroh Academy” Mykhailo Yakubovych.

  • 9 July 2017, 10:46 | Church-state relations | 

    Crimean Court extends detention of persons involved in Hizb-Ut-Takhrir case for 2 months

    On July 7, the Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of the annexed Crimea decided to extend the arrest until September 12 to two other persons involved in Bakhchisarai’s “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”: Zevri Abseitov and Enver Mamutov, a correspondent for Radio Svoboda in Crimea reports.

  • 6 July 2017, 13:09 | Church-state relations | 

    People persecuted by court in Crimea for their religious convictions

    Crimean Human Rights Group records the facts of oppression and persecution of believers in the occupied Crimea.

  • 4 July 2017, 16:38 | Church-state relations | 

    Ukrainian Prosecution records all instances of Jehovah's Witnesses persecution

    On July 4, Prosecutor General of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Gunduz Mammadov met with the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Religious Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ukraine Illya Kobel during which the issue of persecution and pressure on believers of the religious organization in the territory of the temporarily occupied peninsula of Crimea was discussed.c

  • 4 July 2017, 15:05 | Church-state relations | 

    Jehovah's Witness follower in the Crimea dies after his trial

    The man was charged with the crime under part 4 of Article 5.26 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia (carrying out missionary activity in violation of the requirements of the law).

  • 4 July 2017, 10:25 | Islam | 

    VI International School of Islamic Studies held in Odessa

    This year, the International School of Islamic Studies, which has already become traditional, is taking place in Odessa. It is dedicated to “Islam in the modern world: historical, cultural, intellectual space,” Religion in Ukraine has reported citing Alraid.

  • 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.

  • 26 June 2017, 09:27 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

    The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, referred to as Uraza-bayram among Crimean Tatars is celebrated today in the Muslim world. Millions of believers mark the ending of holy month Ramadan, which also means the end of the month-long strict lent.

  • 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.