Rabbi Moshe Azman to open Village “Anatevka” for some 100 Jewish refugees from the Ukrainian conflict, but ultimately slated to take in several hundred displaced Ukrainian Jews.
By Nitzi Yakov & Israel Hayom Staff
A ceremony marking the official opening of a village designed to provide emergency housing for Jewish refugees from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is slated to take place on Monday.
The village, dubbed Anatevka after the fictitious village from “Fiddler on the Roof,” is the brainchild of Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Azman.
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Rabbi Moshe Azman, left, who initiated the Anatevka community, and Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine, Eliav Belotserkovsky, near Kiev – Photo: R.
Escaping war-torn Ukraine, 110 Jews, the majority refugees, fled the fighting and landed in Israel just in time for the holidays.
By Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
With one week to go before Passover, 110 new Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel on Tuesday morning.
110 Ukrainian immigrants land in Israel – Photo: Buzz Ratner
The majority of newcomers are refugees who fled the fighting zones in the eastern part of the Ukraine including the husband of a woman killed by a direct rock hit that slammed into their house in early February.
Launched by pro-Russian separatists at the city of Donetsk, a rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, the rocket killed Irina Shelkayeba, a teacher, as she was cooking supper. Continue Reading »
Leader of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, Vadim Rabinovich, says he will run for president in Ukraine’s May 25 election.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Vadim Rabinovich, president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress and founder of the European Jewish Parliament, announced on Tuesday that he will run for the presidency of Ukraine, reports the Jewish Daily Forward.
Huge Kiev rally – Reuters
According to the report, Rabinovich told the Russian Interfax news agency that he was running to “destroy the myth about anti-Semitism in Ukraine.”
In recent months, Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, have accused groups that overthrew Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, of being fascists and anti-Semites. Continue Reading »