First Jewish film festival opens in Moscow
The festival runs until 17 June
Einstein's personal letters auctioned for more than $420,000
The 27 Einstein letters were in both English and German and written longhand and on a typewriter
Two London Jewish students raise £34K for Ebola victims
Activities included persuading a French teacher to allow them to shave his head if they raised £10,000
Israeli Actor Aviv Alush To Play Jesus
The movie is based on the best selling book.
Jewish billionaire bought world’s most expensive sculpture
Alberto Giacometti’s “Man Pointing” was sold for $141.3 million at Christie’s.
Israeli poker player wins 457K dol
KIdan Raviv, 24, of Holon comes first in World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas
The master of parodies and farce who became famous thanks to Hitler, wrote rap lyrics and left a six-finger handprint on the Walk of Fame
The author and screenwriter who was a vegetarian, smoked five packs of cigarettes a day and could act with his eyes
The singer and actress who didn’t want to lose weight, went on stage in black make-up and performed a song that was forbidden by the Nazis
Event for the 2015 Nobel Prize winner for literature held in Tel Aviv
The Kyiv National Linguistic University offers a degree in Hebrew for philologists
On the 12th of September the great science fiction author of “Solaris” would have turned 94
Have you ever thought how to define the difference between a video and a movie?
One of the founders of the Sambation association discusses Judaism, Jewish Ukraine and the creative quests of Jewish youth
For the first time in 30 years, a Ukrainian artist has received a grant from the Burning Man festival
What Jewish secrets are concealed by the luxurious Kiev mansion of 19th century magnate Simkha Liberman?
The Jewish contribution to writing legendary songs that inspired soldiers
Jews who have influenced the development of contemporary pop music
We think Israel is one of the most remarkable countries in the world. Check out our special gallery to celebrate the country’s 67th anniversary, and you’ll see why.
The animator and director discusses the three voices of Captain Vrungel, the decline of Ukrainian animation and his own circumcision at the age of 75
On 3 April 1862, the outstanding artist, father of the brilliant poet Boris Pasternak and husband of the famous pianist Roza Kaufman was born.
The Kiev director on religion, raising children, creative plans and the language of cinema
Shoes on a riverbank, concrete blocks, a menorah of barbed wire and glass pipes – in memory of murdered Jews
The Kiev millionaire on friends and business, love for your parents and bringing up children, and also on women, food and little joys – in the second part of the interview with Garik
The virtuoso pianist was born in Zhitomir, spent his youth in Odessa, drew pictures and was excluded from the conservatory twice for poor results
There is a kind of honeymoon of Ukrainian-Jewish relations right now
The story of a member of the people’s guard who fought against Brodsky’s lifestyle
On his childhood and parents, the “Jewish mafia” of Kiev and his love for energetic Moscow – the first part of the interview with the indefatigable Garik
A tale of culinary secrets that make borsch taste better.
A series of archive photographs illustrate the life of Jews in the region from 1935-38
In Kiev on 12 March Dnepr plays against the Amsterdam club Ajax. What do Jews have to do with this?
The frontman of Pushkin Klezmer Band about the life of a Jewish musician in Ukraine
On 4 March in Berdichev an artist was born who knew Henri Matisse and Auguste Rodin, worked with Edgar Degas and was friends with Anatole France.
The compiler of the Yiddish-Ukrainian dictionary on the family, history and language of his ancestors
When love to history and passion to art meet together - something unique is born.
The life story of a person who was “capable of reflection”
The story of a woman who found her relatives all over the world thanks to a DNA test
The 10th of February marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Boris Pasternak
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Israel’s first hippie commune in Rosh-Pinna
The founder of the “CookJewishBeJewish” project popularizes Jewish cuisine not only in her native Lithuania, but in Ukraine too
Why does breaking dishes bring good luck, what should you say before the heavenly court, and which prayer is the best?
“The world is crazy, you can’t live without humor. But it’s a fact that we’re sitting here in Jerusalem…”
In an interview with Jewishnews.com.ua, one of the most famous and scandalous artists of Ukraine talks about the “guys” and Maidan, the war of symbols and languages, and also on his complex relations with his own nationality.
Members of Jewish communities in the West often criticized Jews from former Soviet countries for decorating fir trees for New Year, mistakenly believing that they are celebrating Christian holidays.
On 25 December 1922 the child prodigy violinist Boris Goldstein was born in Odessa.
The euphoria of the revolution, a civil war involving foreign troops and a regular change of regime… In Odessa an exhibition has opened about the life of the city in 1917-1920
Bon Jovi heading to Israel
Superstar rock band said to be aiming for October concert in Tel Aviv, deal nearly finalized
Cookbook collects recipes and stories from Holocaust survivors
Student volunteers across three continents visited survivors in their home kitchens to ensure one more aspect of their lives would not be forgotten
Cycling from Auschwitz to Celebrate Jewish Life
Ride for the Living honors Holocaust
Russia’s neo-Nazis unmasked — by Israeli Jewish filmmaker
Trying to solve a brutal murder, an ex-elite IDF soldier disguises himself as skinhead to gain access and win the trust of extremist leaders
Israeli magician sets Guinness record
Jews, Muslims and Christians get together to pull off world’s biggest magic trick
Woman wins 16,000 pounds in court for desire to observe Shabbat
Aurelie Fhima has being rejected for a job because she would not work on Shabbat.