Ultra-orthodox Jewish men pray and dance in the Ukrainian town of Uman, where the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov is located.
Ukraine’s Phantom Neo-Nazi Menace

The country’s Jews have faced unspeakable horrors. But Vladimir Putin isn’t their savior. KIEV, Ukraine—“When was the last time you personally experienced anti-Semitism?” I asked the executive director of the organized [...]

March 27, 2014
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Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch to run for Ukrainian presidency

Vadim Rabinovich announces presidential bid to unify his country and prove to the world Ukraine is not anti-Semitic. Ukrainian Jewish oligarch Vadim Rabinovich announced his intention to run for the [...]

March 26, 2014
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Where’s the Threat?

Originally published in Faith Today. Used by permission. Free copies are available at www.faithtoday.ca/digital or call toll-free 1-866-302-3362. Religious symbols don’t compromise the secular nature of governments in Canada. When government representatives [...]

March 24, 2014
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Players from the Canada Israel Hockey School, based in northern Israel, at the Capitals’ training complex in Arlington, Va. Credit Jared Soares for The New York Times
Harmony in a Land of Milk, Honey and Pucks

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Midway through the opening period of a youth game here Sunday night, Daniel Haim Lonkry knocked in a rebound. In the second period, his teammates Fadi Haj [...]

March 20, 2014
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Young Israeli hockey players come together in the name of sport: The Canada Israel Hockey School, which features players with mix of religious, ethnic and national identities, visited the Jewish Day School in Rockville.
Hockey before history: Canada Israel Hockey School unites Israeli youths from diverse backgrounds

Gal Tamir sliced his way toward the net, deking a pair of much taller defenders before scoring a goal that pulled his team within six in a game at Rockville [...]

March 20, 2014
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Advocacy: A Personal Story

Whatever affects Israel, sooner or later, affects us all. As I come to work every morning, I try to think about this for a moment, so I am reminded why [...]

March 19, 2014
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Will Ukraine’s real anti-Semite please stand up?

Jews in the country say Moscow is playing up, or even engineering, attacks against synagogues and Jews in order to foment unrest. Synagogue vandalism, Molotov cocktails, attacks on Jews. To [...]

March 17, 2014
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Crisis in Ukraine

The Ukrainian crisis was sparked on February 18th, when thousands of Ukrainian protestors gathered outside the country’s parliament to call on the government to restore the Ukrainian constitution. Violence erupted [...]

March 14, 2014
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Rabbi Misha Kapustin (left) and Anatoly Gendin in the Ner Tamid Synagogue in Crimea. Photo by Ronny Rozenberg
The Jews who said ‘no’ to Putin

In Ukraine they categorically deny the Russian propaganda that they are under threat, and directly address Putin and his credibility as a protector of the Jews and other minorities. Ukrainian [...]

March 14, 2014
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Kiev rabbi assaulted in suspected anti-Semitic attack

Two assailants shouted anti-Semitic slurs while beating him, his wife says. The men assaulted Rabbi Hillel Cohen, who runs the Ukrainian branch of the Hatzalah emergency services organization, on the [...]

March 14, 2014
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