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  3/18/2014, Adar Bet 16, 5774

Jewish Ukrainians Report Normal Purim Despite Tension


Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein conducted a special video conference call with members of the Jewish community of Ukraine. The community reported a normal Purim holiday despite the heightening political tension. "There is tension in the air but no Jewish person hiding his Jewishness or hiding. There is anti-Semitism, but it is not systematic," stated one community leader. Another representative noted, "there was no decrease in festival participation. We are also in contact with the Jewish community of Crimea and they are getting ready for Passover."