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From the Darkest Pages to the Living Light

Seventy-five years after the massacre at Babi Yar, a moment of reckoning, a lesson in awareness and forgiveness, and a path towards redemption

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Kiev Begins Weeklong Memorial To Mark 75 Years Since Babi Yar Massacre

Numerous Ukrainian Jewish figures gave impassioned speeches in Ukraine’s parliament, including Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

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Six Cups

A wedding present, a family history, and Ukraine’s dark 20th century, 75 years after Babi Yar

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Will Donald Trump’s Data-Analytics Company Allow Russia to Access Research on U.S. Citizens?

Tracing the suspicious-looking, and messy, ties between a Ukrainian oligarch, an elections-information firm, and the GOP candidate’s former campaign manager

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Drink In the Ukrainian Revolution at This Odessa Hipster Haunt

Dizyngoff, a restaurant run by twentysomethings, is a sign that Odessa’s hedonistic, cross-cultural nightlife is alive and well

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Ukrainian Holocaust Perpetrators Are Being Honored in Place of Their Victims

75 years after a little-known massacre, another memorial in Eastern Europe is erected to obfuscate the history of World War II

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Bedlam Erupts During Trial of UKROP Party Leader

The trial of Hennadiy Korban is widely seen as a proxy conflict between oligarchs Ihor Kolomoyskyi and Ukrainian President Poroshenko

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UKROP Party Leader Hennadiy Korban Sentenced to House Arrest

Detainment widely viewed as a proxy conflict between Ukrainian oligarchs Ihor Kolomoisky and President Poroshenko

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Kiev’s Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Torched; Assailant Remains At Large

The Ukrainian monument overlooks the ravine where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed in 1941

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In Lviv, a Dubious Anti-Semitic Demonstration

Ukrainian Jewish leader: ‘In this region there does not exist even the slightest manifestation of xenophobia or ethnic intolerance’

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Woo! Woo! Statue of Liberty in Sheepshead Bay!

A Jewish refugee from Uzbekistan had an American Dream

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How To Make Tchav, a Chilled Soup That’s Perfect for Shavuot

Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer

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Putin Takes Credit For Defeating Fascism. LOL

George Orwell would wince at the Russian leader’s gross distortions of history

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One Night in Odessa

Taking sides at home in the ongoing fight for sovereignty in Ukraine

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Spurned Ukrainian Oligarch Heads to America

Igor Kolomoisky gets longstanding U.S. visa ban overturned

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Ukrainian Jewish Oligarch Steps Aside, For Now

Igor Kolomoisky resigns governorship following weeklong confrontation

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Being Jewish in Germany, Then Switzerland

Voices from Europe: Questions of identity, visibility follow a move to Basel

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Chimen Abramsky’s House of Twenty Thousand Books

A new memoir by the grandson of a Russian bibliophile is also a great intellectual history of the 20th century

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Putin Makes Peace, but Not Before His Minions Try To Kill Jewish Poet Boris Khersonsky

As the Russian leader tightens his grip on the region, who will be the last to flee the fighting?

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When Modern Medicine Fails, an Old Folktale Offers Comfort

My father used to bristle at a family legend about putting one’s life in God’s hands. Now he has come around—and so have I.

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European Immigration to Israel Spiked in 2014

Aliyah rates from Western Europe alone increased 88 percent

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1989 and the Jews

Eastern Bloc liberalism changed the Former Soviet Union and now Ukraine. Will the Velvet Revolution end there?

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Andrey Sheptytsky Welcomed Nazis to Ukraine. That’s Not the Whole Story.

Victor Pinchuk was awarded the Sheptytsky Medal at the Kiev Hilton, uniting Bernard-Henri Lévy, rabbis, presidents, glitterati

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Right-Wing Ukrainian Leader Is (Surprise) Jewish, and (Real Surprise) Proud of It

A Q&A with the Right Sector Parliamentarian Borislav Bereza

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A Requiem for Russia’s Last Great Dissident, Valeriya Novodvorskaya

She was an enforcer of liberal morality in the face of cultish leader worship in the former Soviet Union. Who can take up her mantle?

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Despite Unrest, Hasidim Head to Ukraine

Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman

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Ukrainian Jews Fleeing Fighting Head for Israel

More than 150 Jews housed in temporary shelters while waiting to emigrate

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By the Arch of Titus: Spending Tisha B’Av in Rome

Tisha B’Av was the first Jewish holiday I learned about growing up in Soviet Ukraine, and I’ve come to observe it in unexpected ways

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Enough With Russia, Already: I Want To Be an American

When people ask questions about my Soviet past, the answers aren’t easy. I’d rather be defined by my future.

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Holocaust Mass Grave Looted in Ukraine

Local anti-Semitic watchdog group says the area has been raided before

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