‘Ukraine and Israel are very close, both historically and in terms of mentality’
Ahead of this week’s visit to Israel, comedian who became a corruption-battling president discusses everything from Babi Yar, the Holocaust and the Holodomor, to Putin… and Trump.
Today, the Jewish communities of different post-Soviet countries have no sense to coordinate their actions and to discuss the future. It is obvious that they have no common future.
After a brief October lull, November again turned out to be Jewish community of the region full of controversial events and difficult processes.
Caught in the middle of Russia’s hybrid war on their country, they need serious help—and nobody is listening.
For the 30th year running, Jews gathered just steps from the Kremlin to light a ceremonial menorah.
The Jewish is one of the oldest communities living in Ukraine.
“From 1939 to 1989, a Jew could not feel safe in Poland,” he says. “Since then, thousands of Poles have discovered their Jewish roots … and they, in turn, are free to pursue what it means to be a Jew.”
Mikhail Heifets, a great friend of Ukrainian-Jewish understanding, is no longer with us.
After the busy summer months and September, October turned out to be relatively calm and not rich in events in Jewish life.
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