Jewish charitable fund collects food for children of Donetsk
The “Keren Yedidut” charitable fund headed by Rabbi Yechiel Ekshtein gave packages of food to around 300 children of the Donetsk community and displaced Jews in other Ukrainian cities.
Toronto Federation gives $100,000 to family of synagogue terror attack victim
The UJA Federation of Greater Toronto raised more than $100,000 for the family of a victim of a terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.
U.K. Anti-Semitic Acts at 30-Year High
Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain occurred at a higher rate in 2014 than during any year in the past three decades, according to a British watchdog organization the Community Security Trust.
Israelis empty shops before snow falls
Israeli meteorologists predict cold weather and snow falls of 5-15 centimeters in Jerusalem, and 15-25 centimeters in Gush Etzion this week.
Moshe and Esther among ten most popular names in New York
Esther was the third most popular name for newborn white girls in New York in 2013, and Moshe was the fourth most popular for boys. This information was published by the New York health department at the end of December 2014, which annually compiles lists of the most popular children’s names for the previous year, arranged by gender, community and ethnicity.
Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk makes reality show
The youth center SeeTheLight in Dnepropetrovsk has made a reality show called “Hanukkah Supper”, in which four teams competed to devise a menu and hold a festive banquet.
The president of the Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies discusses a new and relevant field of scholarship for Ukraine
The Kiev letter, the Beilis affair, the queen of avant-garde cinema, Marchak’s jewelry business and more
The cowboy of Montparnasse, a sculptor with willpower, the largest menorah and more
The author of “Hatikvah”, the Ukrainian mother of Freud, an Oscar-winning émigré and others
The richest man in Austria, the father of a genius, the war correspondent who opened the discussion about the Holocaust and more
On the electrifier of Israel, the heroine of the Kiev underground, the researcher of space and more
Turkish subjects, an Israeli sculptor, a contemporary poet and more
Jews on wharfs, a Zionist mathematician, the muse of sculptors and artists, the last Lubavitcher Rebbe and many more
Jewish homes, the head banker of the USA, the first Jewish mayor of Jerusalem, Ukrainian color and more
The entrepreneur and public figure discusses the Ukrainian political nation, the emancipation of the Jews and why Christians like Shabbat.
Anatoly Shengait discusses Babi Yar, the Kiev community and the new generation
The Karaites and the Krymchaks, the master of suggestion Sinani, the revolutionary Krymsky and a propaganda film
Boris Zabarko on how to deal with a complex history and difficult memories
The Nobel Laureate from Dachau, the protector of the widows and children of New York; the mother of Amos Oz and more
The Brodsky Synagogue, Zhabotinsky’s Jewish regiment, Brazil’s modernist architect, a gangster from Odessa and more
On the second largest synagogue in Europe, a Nobel Prize winner, the captivating Ida, the six-pointed star over a horse’s head and many other things
On the inventor of camouflage, the founder of the Israeli opera, a potential city leader and many others
Poltava, Ukraine, Jewish Ukraine, Alina Teiger, Hasidism, Yuly Ganf, Mane Kats, Sonya Delaunay, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Shenur-Zalaman Borukhovich of Lyady
On Jerusalimka, Bershad modesty, the conqueror of tuberculosis, émigré literature, a historical shop and many other things.
Khana Podobedova is the creator of the brand of headwear and accessories for observant Jewish woman, “Kosher Style”
The head of World ORT representative for CIS, Central Asia, Caucasian States & Baltic States about supporting educational initiatives, about how a regular municipal school gets transformed into a Jewish school, about teachers and students
On Bank of London bonds, Samuil Marshak’s brother, masterpieces in glass, the head of the Jewish agency and many other things
Highland Jews, Transcarpathian Jews in Vishnyak’s photos, the philharmonia in the synagogue, the mysterious Star of David on a map, a lamplighter in bronze and a “killer whale” with Jewish ancestry.
Chaya Wolf discusses the move to southern Palmira, the development of the local community, bringing up children, and macaroni with boiled eggs
The co-organizer of the Kiev project “Shabbat Host” Rabbi Mordechai Neuwirth on the features of national Jewish hospitality
70 years after this woman, who now lives in Lvov, survived a Jewish ghetto in a Lithuanian town, still hopes to find and connect with her relatives
A discussion on genealogy, searching for relatives, Mormons and working in archives
On the middle path to Judaism, matso with painted eggs, female rabbis and the attitude towards LGBT
On the revival of Jewish life, the new synagogue, the technical school and migration of youth
How a lawyer from Yekaterinoslav became a legend in the “Jewish trials” in the Russian Empire
Fire, songs and merriment
About the celebration of Odessa’s 600th anniversary, historical legends, the Jewish character of the city and stereotypes
On 23 February Haim Arlozorov was born in the Ukrainian town of Romny
On the evening of the 4th of March the most joyful holiday of the Jewish people begins. It’s time to get ready!
Journalists from the major Israeli Internet portal WALLA visited a camp for Jewish refugees in Ukraine
Find out how else Israeli volunteers and activists support Ukaine
Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations made a speech at the ceremony in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (Auschwitz)
A Friday parable about Rabbi Besht, who once failed to celebrate Shabbat, but came to understand everything.
The chairman of the Association of Jewish organizations and communities of Ukraine provided JewishNews with exclusive commentary in which he expressed his doubts about the suitability of the French slogan in the Ukrainian situation.
Schmaltz, gribenes, helzel and chicken soup with knedles.
Over 614,000 citizens of Ukraine now have the status of refugees. Among them are Ukrainian Jews living in the East who have fled from the territory that is officially designated as “regions of temporary occupation”. A JewishNews correspondent visited the village of Krymki in the Cherkassy Oblast, in the former children’s camp “Olimpiya”, where hundreds of Jews from the Lugansk Oblast have found shelter, a home, safety and protection.
About the ‘kavanah’ in the trenches, friendly relations with the Muslim fighters, contusions and waiting for new orders – to the hospital or to the front? The real life of Hasid combat fighters in an interview with Jewishnews.com.ua
The chief rabbi of Kiev and Ukraine from the All-Ukrainian congress of Jewish religious communities talks about the refugees from the Jewish communities of Donetsk and Lugansk, anti-Semitism, and the friendship between the Ukrainian and Jewish peoples, about the friendship of the Ukrainian and Jewish peoples, about peace in Ukraine and the miracles of Hanukkah
Latkes is a classic Hanukkah dish. Fried in oil, the patties remind Jews on the miracle of Hanukkah, when a little pitcher of pure oil was enough for eight days
In the hall of the Ukrainian center in Bat Yam, boxes line the walls. They contain the labels: “Boys 7-9”, “Children’s Items”, “Glory to Ukraine!”. These is just some of the packages that await to be sent to Ukraine from the public organization “Israeli friends of Ukraine”
On the day after Simchat Torah 5559 (1798), Rabbi Schneur Zalman was arrested and placed in the Peter-Paul Fortress in Petersburg. His life and the future of the whole Chassidic movement hung in the balance
The large Jewish communities of the Ukraine are run by millionaires and billionaires of Jewish origin. Can this be considered a new model of running a community, and how can the other members of the community by taught to give Tzedakah?
Can you imagine a Shabbat table without fish? Or do you know a single Jew who doesn't eat herring? Studies haven't been made about this, but herring+Jew=has long been an axiom
Chief Rabbi of Dnipropetrovsk.The legend himself
Jews have had a long and close relationship with the herring which has long since grown into a mutual love affair within a national context. Stop any person in the street and ask them to name a couple of traditional dishes of Jewish cuisine. Without doubt, amongst the list would be herring or a prepared version of it, for example, Forshmak. But is such a view justified?
The story of Rabbi of the Communities of Progressive Judaism of Simferopol and Ukraine, who in March of this year was forced to flee Crimea after its annexation by Russia.
New Jerusalem Unity Prize established in Israel
Prizes of up to 100,000 shekels o be awarded for initiatives promoting unity within the Jewish community.
Rabbis Gather in Jerusalem to Discuss Global Crises
130 world rabbis gather in Jerusalem to discuss anti-Semitism, assimilation, and other challenges facing the Jewish world.
Exhibition opens in Khmelnitsky for 100th anniversary of Joint
In the Oblast art museum of Khmelnitsky, an exhibition has opened dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which is represented in the Khmelnitsky and Ternopol Oblasts by the charitable fund “Chesed Besht”.
Growth of anti-Semitism in Europe discussed at winter conference of Linmud
At York University in Great Britain, the annual winter Linmud conference has opened. Over five days, around 1,000 guests and 500 speakers from around the world while hear 1,200 lectures and discussions about history, politics, religion, philosophy, art and culture.
Last Jew in Pakistan Fights for Jewish Cemetery
Pakistan's only self-declared Jew is fighting an uphill battle to maintain Jewish cemetery from encroaching Muslim graveyard.
Argentina’s President Adopts Jewish Godson
Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son.