Polish Synagogue to Become Jewish Museum
The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland plans to open a new Jewish museum in a synagogue built in the 17th century.
‘Exodus’ banned for ‘racist’ portrayal of Jews in Egypt
Egypt banned Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus: Gods & Kings” because the Hollywood blockbuster distorts Egypt’s history and presents a “racist” image of Jews.
Stradivarius violin played at Dnepropetrovsk synagogue
Kharkov violinist Valery Sokolov played a Stradivarius violin at the Central Dnepropetrovsk synagogue as part of a cultural charity program organized by governor Igor Kolomoisky.
Memory of the righteous among nations Raoul Wallenberg honored in Uzhgorod
A memorial plaque has been unveiled in Uzhgorod in honor of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.
Israel becomes honored guest of book fair in Leipzig
Literature from Israel will occupy the central place at the international book fair in Leipzig in honor of the 50th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel.
Germany allocates 2.5 million Euros to create cultural center in Tel-Aviv
The German government has undertaken to create a Center to preserve the White City, the name given to Tel-Aviv for its abundance of white buildings in an international style (Bauhaus).
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
“Homeland” TV series compares Menachem Begin to Taliban leader
The director of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem was angered by the final episode of the fourth season of the American TV show “Homeland”, in which the former Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin was compared with a fictional Taliban leader, in reference to the explosion at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946.
“Ida” makes Oscars shortlist
The Polish film “Ida” about a Catholic nun who discovers she is the daughter of Jews who died in the Holocaust has made the Oscar shortlist for best foreign-language film.
World Record for dreidel spinning set in Israel
A group of adults and children in Tel-Aviv, including the former justice minister of Israel Tzipi Livni, have set the world record for dreidel spinning.
Evidence of Jews celebrating Hanukkah during Holocaust found in Lithuania
In the place of the former Vilnius ghetto in Lithuania, during construction work four lead dreidels were found – evidence that the Jewish community of Vilnius celebrated Hanukkah even during the years of the Nazi regime.
Catholic University awards doctorate to Elie Wiesel
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Elie Wiesel received an honorary doctorate from the John Paul II University in Krakow.
Researchers in Ukraine study sites where Jews were killed during the Holocaust
An international research team has started studying sites of mass killings during the Holocaust in around the town of Kremenets in Western Ukraine