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  • 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.

  • 6 June 2017, 09:55 | Religious intolerance and vandalism

    Vandals damaged the vault of a Jewish righteous

    Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Moshe Reuven Azman said the incident in Hnativka was yet another one “in a series of attacks and desecrations of Jewish graves, religious buildings, and monuments to the victims of the Holocaust in Ukraine.”

  • 1 June 2017, 13:35 | UGCC

    Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities mourn the death of Cardinal Husar

  • 16 May 2017, 09:57 | History, archaeology

    A unique exhibition of Jewish Heritage opens in Lviv

    The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Maximilian Goldstein – cultural figure of Galicia of the early XX century. According to the organizers, he stood at the origins of creation of the first collections of Judaica in Ukraine and the problems of preserving Jewish culture and its spreading.

  • 10 May 2017, 12:27 | Judaism | view photo

    Over the thousand Belz Hasidim visited western Ukraine

    The town became home to a Hasidic dynasty in the early 19th century. At that time, the Rav of Belz, Rabbi Shalom Rokeach (1779–1855), also known as the Sar Shalom, joined the Hasidic movement by studying with the Maggid of Lutzk, was sent by him to Belz to establish the community and become the first Belzer Rebbe from 1817 to 1855.