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Ukraine shul where Menachem Begin was married gets first Torah since the Holocaust

Leaders of Ukrainian Jewry gathered at the Choral Synagogue in the western city of Drohobych to celebrate the introduction of the scroll in a ceremony featuring songs, dances and speeches.

Ukraine authorises building of new homes on site of massacre of Jews during the Holocaust

The city of Poltava has decided to sell the site of the massacre of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust to property developers to build homes.

Ukraine historian honours Nazi collaborator

A senior state historian of Ukraine said that protests by Poland and Israel about his country’s glorification of Nazi collaborators was Russian propaganda.

Ukrainian ultra-nationalists set off smoke grenade outside synagogue

Ukrainian ultra-nationalists from the National Corps group set off smoke grenades in front of a synagogue in the city of Kharkiv.

Two ancient former synagogues destroyed in Poland and Ukraine

The 16th-century former synagogue of Pidhaitsy, a town in the west of Ukraine, collapsed as a result of heavy rains and neglect that eroded one of its supporting pillars.

Jewish Confederation of Ukraine launches first Kyiv Jewish Forum

The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine (JCU), the umbrella association of Ukraine’s Jewish organisations and the country’s EJC affiliate, launched its inaugural Kyiv Jewish Forum.

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