A year has passed since Russia annexed Crimea, but Vladimir Putin is not done thumbing his nose at the West. Despite sanctions and condemnation from the EU and the U.S., Putin continues to arm pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and some analysts believe he may even bring nuclear weapons into Crimea in the near future.


When Ukraine will settle down – and what its borders will look like when it does –...

November 19, 2014

(JTA) – Jewish communities in Ukraine and the United States have conducted a coordinated and successful effort to refute Russian claims that Ukraine’s revolution unleashed a wave of anti-Semitic acts, one of Ukraine’s chief rabbis said.

“We’ve been working very closely with the organized Jewish community to counter the propaganda that is coming out of Russia about anti-Semitism,” Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich said o...

August 21, 2014

Due to the current invasion of Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine there has been and continues to be mass destruction and havoc in all areas of Donetsk and Lugansk. The streets are dangerous 24 hours a day, as gunshots and the rebel bombarding continues killing innocent civilians. Electricity has been cut off, food supplies are very limited and civilians are trapped and in danger. Thousands are fleeing without...

May 12, 2014


Ukrainian Jews with combat skills formed a rapid intervention force to stop anti-Semitic attacks.

The force, which was set up in recent weeks, currently is made up of eight men who served in the Ukrainian or Israeli armies or have martial arts skills, the team’s founder, Tzvi Arieli, told JTA Thursday.


The defenders are armed with baseball bats that an American donor whose family hails from Kiev sent the team...

April 20, 2014

New York - The Department of Justice is investigating a phone conversation between a New Jersey rabbi and the former Ku Klux Klan member who killed three people in the Kansas City area, placed just two weeks before the homicidal rampage, VIN News has learned.

Rabbi Menachem Siegal, a Lakewood resident who runs the website www.helpkievjews.org , spoke with Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller...

March 31, 2014

It has been about a month since Ukraine, the country that I and around 350,000 other Jews call home, was catapulted into the spotlight. But while world headlines have focussed on the ‘new Cold War’ potential, not many have stopped to consider, even for a moment, the specific risks, danger and ‘pre-war’ tension that my community is feeling.


I run Tikva, a successful and vital organization that provides childre...

March 5, 2014

On Tuesday afternoon, Rabbi Yaakov Bleich shlita, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, met privately with Secretary of State John Kerry, who was on a visit to Kiev to probe the political and civil climate in post-Yanukovitch Ukraine. Rabbi Bleich and Sec. Kerry discussed issues of interest to the Ukrainian nation and the large and vibrant Ukrainian Jewish community that has been hit hard by the anarchy and lawlessness tha...

February 28, 2014

26.02.2014 10:00 | | Fuente: Ynet News



Acting Ukraine President Oleksander Tuchynov has pledged that he will do everything in his power to safeguard the country's Jewish community, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich said.The two met Tuesday night, Israel Radio reported, after weeks of turmoil and protests in the former Soviet state that saw the president overthrown and a warrant issued for his arrest.



February 28, 2014




Another confirmation of the thesis that in the case of any extreme zavarushki become JewsPhoto: Anatoly Gendin


Unknown left at the main entrance of the synagogue reformist "Ner Tamid" in Simferopol antisemitic inscriptions and swastikas.Found the inscription "Death to the Jews" left on the facade of the house of worship and doors, head of the Association of Jewish Co...

February 25, 2014

Jewish life in Ukraine today: Yaakov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and Vice-President of the WJC, offers his perspective on the challenges ahead of one of the biggest Jewish communities in Europe.

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