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As Pro-European Protests Seize Ukraine, Jewish Oligarch Victor Pinchuk Is a Bridge to the West

The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law

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Beets Aren’t Just for Borscht Anymore. So Get Back to Your Culinary Roots.

If you hate beets, you probably haven’t had them prepared properly. Here’s a dessert that’ll have you seeing red—in a good way.

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A Spiritual Journey for Women: The Pilgrimage to Uman Isn’t Just for Men Anymore

Women from all over the world will travel to Ukraine to pray at the grave of Hasidic leader Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

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A Passionate Rivalry Between Two Women—On the Chess Board and Everywhere Else

International chess champions Anna Zatonskih and Irina Krush play the game of life to a draw

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Tensions Build in Advance of Hasidic Pilgrimage

A large cross installed without permits at the site of a mass Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage was recently vandalized with Hebrew graffiti pledging vengeance

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Taking My First Trip to Ukraine, Under the Watchful Eyes of Jesus

A visit to Lviv for my brother’s wedding showed that for some Jews with Eastern European roots, you can’t go home again

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The Ukrainian Nazi Living in Minnesota

94-year-old Michael Karkoc has been in the United States since 1949

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91-Year-Old Yiddish Rock Star

A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new album

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Sundown: All Hagel, All the Time

Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search

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In Ukraine, Discovering A Special Menorah

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

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Everything Is Regurgitated: Jewish Memory in the old Jerusalem of Ukraine

Living off of Jewish memory in old Chernowitz, once the Jerusalem of Ukraine

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Avigdor Arikha’s Art of Pain

The skilled Israeli painter, a Holocaust survivor who died in 2010, has a major gallery show in New York. Plus: an interview with his daughter.

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The Family Crisis

Lost Books

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Cheap Eats

An entrepreneur opened a Jewish-themed restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine. Chopped liver is on the menu, but not its price—diners get to haggle over it.

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Revealed

A new English-language translation of the short stories of Soviet writer Der Nister, or The Hidden One, brings his enigmatic Yiddish work to light

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Odessa Story: Reading Isaac Babel in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Black Sea port has lost most of its Jews, but not the vestiges of the muddled, criminal city Isaac Babel imagined

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Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more

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Sundown: French Envoy Dismissed Over Stance

Plus oh Shelley Berkley, the BBC, and more

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Daybreak: Obama’s Mideast Strategy

Plus Palestinian engineer taken, the tsunami, and more in the news

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Salita Slaughters Wayka

Yeah, we said ‘Who?’ too

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Holbrooke, a Top U.S. Diplomat, Dies at 69

A one-of-a-kind character, yet consummately of his times

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Devastated

Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands contextualizes the story of Eastern European Jewry’s sad fate without relativizing it

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Close Encounter

Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach

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Anti-Anti-Semitism

World Without Nazism is a Kremlin-flavored Anti-Defamation League for the post-Soviet realm—but is it good for Jews?

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Daybreak: U.S. Considers Syria Crack-Down

Plus opponents go to court, Mavi Marmara goes home, and more in the news

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Father of Iconic Blue Coffee Cup Dies

Leslie Buck, who designed the Anthora, was 87

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How To Spend 19 Hours in Kiev’s Airport

You get pretty upset, is how

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Breaking: Ukrainian Leader is Not Jewish

Or, anti-Semitism has (mostly) left Ukraine

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Sundown: A Tricky Question

Namecalling in Ukraine, a cokehead rabbi, and more

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Daybreak: Israeli Operations, Official and Not

Plus another flu casualty, Clinton keeps clarifying, and more in the news

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