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Rosh Hashanah in Uman back on the agenda

Rosh Hashanah in Uman back on the agenda

Religious Affairs Minister to meet with senior rabbinical figures in coming days.Hezki Baruch, 19/07/2021 02:07
First branch of European Chesed Centre inaugurated in Odessa, Ukraine

First branch of European Chesed Centre inaugurated in Odessa, Ukraine

After three days of inspiration, Rabbinical Centre of Europe concludes professional seminar in Odessa, Ukraine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2021 11:41
Putin holds up Israel as a model of unity for Ukrainians and Russians

Putin holds up Israel as a model of unity for Ukrainians and Russians

Slavic peoples should learn from Jews on how to unite, Russian president says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/07/2021 07:44
BBC: Classified docs on 'Russian provocation' found at bus stop

BBC: Classified docs on 'Russian provocation' found at bus stop

A BBC report alleges almost 50 pages of secret info. regarding British warship that 'strayed' into Russian waters found 'in soggy heap'.Eitan Divinsky, 27/06/2021 15:10
Canada says senior Iranian official ordered downing of Ukrainian plane

Canada says senior Iranian official ordered downing of Ukrainian plane

Canada's final report on downing of Ukrainian plane in January of last year says the decision was made by a senior Iranian official.Elad Benari, 25/06/2021 05:35
Third victim of bleachers disaster: 39-year-old Eliyahu Karpel

Third victim of bleachers disaster: 39-year-old Eliyahu Karpel

Karpel was seriously injured when bleachers collapsed, had appeared to be recovering when condition suddenly deteriorated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 07:46
Bennett speaks to President of Ukraine

Bennett speaks to President of Ukraine

Prime Minister Bennett speaks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The two invite each other to visit their respective countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/06/2021 00:02
Ukrainians decry 7 years of civil war, over 13,000 killed

Ukrainians decry 7 years of civil war, over 13,000 killed

Elderly in Ukraine complain of destruction, hunger as Russian-backed separatists battle the government with locals caught in the middle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2021 11:36
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and Romania

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and Romania

2 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe see headstones smashed in anti-Semitic incidents.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 07/06/2021 21:17
Reports: US prosecutors investigating Ukrainian meddling in election

Reports: US prosecutors investigating Ukrainian meddling in election

Federal prosecutors investigating whether Ukrainian officials meddled in 2020 presidential campaign with aid from Rudy Giuliani.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2021 04:05
Jewish history and Holocaust studies scholar murdered in Ukraine

Jewish history and Holocaust studies scholar murdered in Ukraine

29-year-old man arrested in Ukraine over suspected murder this month of a prominent Holocaust and Jewish history researcher there.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 26/05/2021 22:46
Ukraine: 2 Israelis shot in Uman

Ukraine: 2 Israelis shot in Uman

Police on hunt for gunman after 2 Jews shot over Shabbat in city where Rabbi Nachman of Breslav is buried.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2021 08:32
Iran dismisses Canadian court's ruling on Ukrainian plane crash

Iran dismisses Canadian court's ruling on Ukrainian plane crash

Iran says provincial Canadian court has no jurisdiction to rule on a claim for damages over crash of Ukrainian passenger plane last year.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 22/05/2021 02:04
Ukrainian parliamentarians: Recognize Hamas as terrorist organization

Ukrainian parliamentarians: Recognize Hamas as terrorist organization

Draft resolution condemning Hamas and recognizing it as a terrorist organization tabled in Ukraine's parliament.Elad Benari, Canada, 21/05/2021 20:09
Ukraine: Parade celebrates founding of SS 'Galicia' Division

Ukraine: Parade celebrates founding of SS 'Galicia' Division

Israel demands Ukrainian government condemn parade celebrating establishment of division of Nazi collaborators.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 21:16
Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ to return to Jewish ownership in Lutsk, Ukraine

Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ to return to Jewish ownership in Lutsk, Ukraine

Ukrainian town pledges to return to Jewish ownership remnants of 17th-century synagogue that Nazis partially destroyed and Soviets took overCnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/04/2021 13:55
Ukrainian ambassador: We asked Netanyahu to serve as a mediator with Russia

Ukrainian ambassador: We asked Netanyahu to serve as a mediator with Russia

Ukraine's ambassador to Israel: We asked Netanyahu to be involved as mediator because he has good relations with both Putin and Zelensky.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/04/2021 05:59
EU: Russian military buildup along Ukrainian border a 'matter of concern'

EU: Russian military buildup along Ukrainian border a 'matter of concern'

Europe's foreign policy chief states it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation on Ukraine's border between West and Russia.Dan Verbin, 20/04/2021 04:29
In wake of Russian tensions, NATO says support for Ukraine “unwavering”

In wake of Russian tensions, NATO says support for Ukraine “unwavering”

In response to Russian troop buildup along its border with Ukraine, NATO Secretary General says that organization "stands with Ukraine."Dan Verbin, 13/04/2021 18:40
Israelis will soon be able to fly to Uman

Israelis will soon be able to fly to Uman

Israel, Ukraine, work out plan to allow flights to resume, agree to appoint staffs to iron out details.Ido Ben Porat, 19/03/2021 12:19
Iran says 'human error' resulted in downing of Ukrainian jet

Iran says 'human error' resulted in downing of Ukrainian jet

Iran's civil aviation authority says “human error” is reason for passenger jet being shot down in January 2020.Elad Benari, 18/03/2021 04:08
Uman to be renamed for Nazi collaborator?

Uman to be renamed for Nazi collaborator?

Ukrainian senior academic proposes to rename city of Uman for Nazi collaborator.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/03/2021 19:04
Netanyahu, Ukrainian PM discuss pilgrimage to Uman

Netanyahu, Ukrainian PM discuss pilgrimage to Uman

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on cooperation regarding the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/03/2021 22:25
Roof collapses on dilapidated 18th-century former synagogue in Ukraine

Roof collapses on dilapidated 18th-century former synagogue in Ukraine

Large parts of historic synagogue in Brody, Ukraine, collapse. 'If no changes take place, we'll lose a unique monument,' Jewish group says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 06/03/2021 18:55
Jewish lawmaker starts impeachment push against Ukraine’s Jewish president

Jewish lawmaker starts impeachment push against Ukraine’s Jewish president

Vadim Rabinovich, leader of Ukraine's largest opposition party, launches impeachment bid against president over closure of 3 TV stations.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/02/2021 14:19
Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

No indication anyone contracted COVID-19 from ice cream, government says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 12:13
In Ukraine, far-right protesters demand Israel apologize for communist oppression

In Ukraine, far-right protesters demand Israel apologize for communist oppression

Nationalist protesters accuse Israel and Jews worldwide for communist atrocities in the Ukraine, demand Israel take responsibility.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/01/2021 14:55
In Ukraine, hundreds march with torches in annual tribute to Nazi collaborator

In Ukraine, hundreds march with torches in annual tribute to Nazi collaborator

Israel slams torchlight march in Kyiv honoring Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist and Nazi collaborator who murdered thousands of Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 04/01/2021 07:12
Iran creates compensation fund for victims of downed plane

Iran creates compensation fund for victims of downed plane

Iran to pay $150,000 for each victim of Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by Iranian forces outside Tehran last January.Elad Benari, 31/12/2020 06:19
Ukraine International Airlines fined for 'public humiliation' of Jewish travelers

Ukraine International Airlines fined for 'public humiliation' of Jewish travelers

Israeli court fined UIA NIS 5,000 for incident that occurred almost 3 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2020 14:55
‘Jews to the graves,’ Ukrainian ultranationalist shouted as he toppled Kyiv menorah

‘Jews to the graves,’ Ukrainian ultranationalist shouted as he toppled Kyiv menorah

Radical Ukrainian ultranationalist shouts 'Jews to the graves' while toppling menorah in downtown Kyiv.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/12/2020 14:27
Rabbis around the world pray for coronavirus-stricken Ukrainian president

Rabbis around the world pray for coronavirus-stricken Ukrainian president

Prominent rabbis from Israel and the Diaspora pray for the speedy recovery of Ukraine's coronavirus-stricken president, Volodymyr Zelensky.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2020 10:25
New synagogue will open on Nazi killing grounds of Babyn Yar in Ukraine

New synagogue will open on Nazi killing grounds of Babyn Yar in Ukraine

Synagogue to open on site where 30,000 Jews were murdered during the Holocaust in park in Ukrainian capital.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/11/2020 07:58
Ukrainian President 'feels good' after COVID-19 diagnosis

Ukrainian President 'feels good' after COVID-19 diagnosis

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tests positive for coronavirus, will self-isolate.Elad Benari, 10/11/2020 04:31
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

Multiple headstones were destroyed at the Jewish cemetery of Malyn in UkraineCnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 09/11/2020 18:03
Ukraine Chief Rabbi Moshe Asman prays for success of Donald Trump

Ukraine Chief Rabbi Moshe Asman prays for success of Donald Trump

Rabbi of Ukraine travels to Maggid of Chernobyl's tomb to pray for success of US President Trump 'because he helps the people of Israel.'Yonatan Gottleib, 03/11/2020 18:13
Bribes to Hunter Biden would be just as criminal as to Joe Biden

Bribes to Hunter Biden would be just as criminal as to Joe Biden

US government agencies' failure to investigate the Joe Biden issue and find out the truth is, perhaps, the greatest crime of all.  Op-ed.Mark Langfan, 26/10/2020 14:58
Iran and Ukraine discuss compensation for downed plane

Iran and Ukraine discuss compensation for downed plane

Iran hosts officials from Ukraine to discuss compensation for Kiev-bound passenger plane that Iran shot down in January.Elad Benari, 20/10/2020 06:35
Nationalist marchers in Kyiv say Ukraine is under ‘occupation’ by ‘Jewish clan’

Nationalist marchers in Kyiv say Ukraine is under ‘occupation’ by ‘Jewish clan’

Ukrainian nationalists marching in Kyiv claim their country is 'occupied' by a 'Jewish clan'.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/10/2020 14:59
'Client is Jewish, turn her down'

'Client is Jewish, turn her down'

Shift manager at beauty salon in Kiev, Ukraine tells salon manager not to accept a Jewish client, put her on a blacklist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2020 10:44
New Holocaust center in Ukraine memorializes Babyn Yar massacre

New Holocaust center in Ukraine memorializes Babyn Yar massacre

'People need a place to remember one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century,' says Ukrainian president at opening of memorial center.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2020 12:01
Swastikas painted on monuments for Holocaust victims in Ukraine and Russia

Swastikas painted on monuments for Holocaust victims in Ukraine and Russia

In three separate incidents this week, swastikas were painted on two monuments for Holocaust victims in Ukraine and another one in Russia.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 18/09/2020 22:14
Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims leave Ukraine border

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims leave Ukraine border

Pilgrims begin to turn back after being barred from Uman ahead of Rosh Hashanah.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/09/2020 12:11
Watch: Hundreds of Breslov Jews stuck on Ukraine-Belarus border

Watch: Hundreds of Breslov Jews stuck on Ukraine-Belarus border

Hundreds of Breslov Hassidim being blocked from entering Ukraine by armed guards.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2020 18:38
Ukraine deports 2 Hasidic Jews

Ukraine deports 2 Hasidic Jews

Ukrainian government deports two young pilgrims who broke apart metal barriers at tomb of Rabbi Nachman in Uman.AFP, 10/09/2020 21:30
A first: Rabbi awarded Ukraine's Medal of Honor

A first: Rabbi awarded Ukraine's Medal of Honor

Chief Rabbi of Kiev becomes first Jewish religious leader to receive Ukrainian Parliament's highest honor.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/09/2020 13:35
New hope for Breslov chassidim? Israeli police to head to Uman next Sunday

New hope for Breslov chassidim? Israeli police to head to Uman next Sunday

Israeli government sources say the delegation is flying out at the request of Ukrainian authorities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2020 08:23
Ukraine: Jewish man freed by police after a week in captivity

Ukraine: Jewish man freed by police after a week in captivity

Ukraine police free Jewish businessman abducted for ransom outside synagogue.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/09/2020 20:33
Uman, Judaism, Coronavirus, and Pogroms

Uman, Judaism, Coronavirus, and Pogroms

I couldn't be more strongly opposed to this mass trip to Uman. But this year, I found that I could be even more strongly opposed.Op-ed.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 02/09/2020 22:00
Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine: Bring the attackers of Jewish youth to justice

Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine: Bring the attackers of Jewish youth to justice

Ambassador Joel Lion meets local officials, Breslov representatives in Uman, calls for justice after young Hasid attacked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2020 20:46
Report: Jewish man attacked and injured in Uman

Report: Jewish man attacked and injured in Uman

Ukrainian youths reportedly assault Hasidic Jews visiting Uman, injuring one of them. Police have opened investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2020 14:31
Jewish pilgrim hasid tested positive for coronavirus

Jewish pilgrim hasid tested positive for coronavirus

Uman Mayor Alexander Tsibiri says he does not trust pilgrims who "sneak" into Ukraine when they say they do not have coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2020 20:44
'Breslovers who visit Uman now are getting beaten up'

'Breslovers who visit Uman now are getting beaten up'

Rabbi Shalom Arush says 'things have gotten out of control' in Uman, with Jewish visitors attacked by locals.Michal Levy, 31/08/2020 12:53
South Carolina congressman asks Trump to pressure Ukraine to allow Rosh Hashanah pilgrims

South Carolina congressman asks Trump to pressure Ukraine to allow Rosh Hashanah pilgrims

South Carolina congressman Jeff Duncan calls on Trump administration to intervene on behalf of Hasidic Jews looking to visit Uman this year.Marcy Oster, JTA, 31/08/2020 07:01
New team of ministers will work out plan for Uman pilgrimages

New team of ministers will work out plan for Uman pilgrimages

PM Netanyahu taps Min. Ze'ev Elkin to head team of ministers charged with reaching agreement on travel to Uman, Ukraine.Hezki Baruch, 30/08/2020 00:27
Locals in Uman, Ukraine scuffle with Jewish pilgrims

Locals in Uman, Ukraine scuffle with Jewish pilgrims

Ukrainian locals yell at Jews to leave Uman, say they're acting dangerously.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 29/08/2020 22:24
Ukraine’s Jewish president thinks Jews especially should invest in his country

Ukraine’s Jewish president thinks Jews especially should invest in his country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky calls on investors - especially Jews - to put their money on Ukraine.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/08/2020 14:58