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In Chaos of Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk Again Stands as a Beacon of Refuge
Former Soviet Union
For decades, it was home to the Rebbe’s family; today, the city is absorbing Jewish refugees, as it has in the past
As Lenin Statue Comes Tumbling Down, Kharkov Jews Watch and Wait
Former Soviet Union
Residents near Russian border are grateful to be spared major violence, but anxious about instability and civil war
Exiled in Kiev, Donetsk Jewish Community Prepares for the High Holidays
Former Soviet Union
Shelling continues in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire; rabbi and others organize Rosh Hashanah on the run
I was the chief rabbi of a large community—with 10 emissary families working in our organization—and now we are refugees. But each day brings with it its own task, and we must meet each challenge head on.
Exiled in Kiev, Donetsk Jewish Community Prepares for the High Holidays
Former Soviet Union
Shelling continues in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire; rabbi and others organize Rosh Hashanah on the run
Prominent Member of Jewish Community Shot and Killed in Donetsk, Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
Garik Zylberbord, 47, was a friend to many, including Chabad emissaries Rabbi Pinchas and Dina Vishedski
‘My City Is Being Shelled’: Chabad Emissary to Lugansk, Ukraine, Relates Her Story
Former Soviet Union
A harrowing ordeal—one filled with fear, hope and faith—that has lasted for almost a year
Mariupol Jewish Community Sits Tight as Tanks From Russia Roll Into Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
The city has shifted hands twice between pro-Russian and Ukrainian sides, with everyone watchful of what’s next
First Jewish Refugee Camp Opens in Ukraine; Many Still Trapped in East
Former Soviet Union
For families and kids who escaped the war zone in eastern Ukraine, future is unknown
Downing of Airliner in Ukraine Brings Renewed Focus on Plight of Residents
Former Soviet Union
While many have fled, others remain; all have become victims of shelling and chaos in eastern Ukraine
Jewish Mayor of Kharkhov Plans to Return Home Next Week
Former Soviet Union
Recovering in Israel after being shot in April, Gennady Kernes is eager to get back to Ukraine
Jews Pray for Safety and Aid as Military Action Increases in Eastern Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
Situation grows dire, economically and physically, as emissaries weigh new realities
Banding Together at Lag BaOmer Festivities in Kharkov, Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
It was a show of unity and pride in the backdrop of months of political uncertainty
Banding Together at Lag BaOmer Festivities in Kharkov, Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
It was a show of unity and pride in the backdrop of months of political uncertainty
Kharkov Mayor Works From Israel Hospital Bed While Continuing Slow Recovery
Former Soviet Union
Chabad Rabbi of Kharkov says Gennady Kernes thanks those praying for and assisting in his recovery
Turbulence in Odessa Leaves Dozens Dead; Jewish Community Stays Put
Former Soviet Union
Chabad rabbi sees no anti-Semitism and denies reports of plans to evacuate the city
Kharkov Mayor Wakes, Speaks and Begins Recovery at Israeli Hospital
Former Soviet Union
His condition is serious but stable, while situation in his home city remains tenuous
Critically Injured Kharkov Mayor Airlifted to Israel for Emergency Treatment
Former Soviet Union
Gennady Kernes suffered severe damage to internal organs in an assassination attempt.
Community Prays After Jewish Mayor of Kharkov is Shot
Former Soviet Union
Gennady Kernes, mayor of Ukraine’s second largest city, is in critical condition following surgery after being shot in back by unknown assailants
In Dnepropetrovsk, a Stylish Passover Despite Ukraine's Rumblings
Former Soviet Union
Visitors to the city, the ones not too skittish to come, experienced a quiet and spiritual holiday with residents
Early-Morning Firebombs Strike Synagogue in Southern Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
No one was hurt and minor damage ensued, but nerves were rattled nonetheless
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