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Explosion in Kharkov, Ukraine, Alarms Increasingly Pessimistic Jewish Community
Former Soviet Union
Frazzled residents feeling ‘very alone’ as situation deteriorates
Teacher at Chabad Preschool Killed in Donetsk, Ukraine; Rockets Land Near Synagogue
Former Soviet Union
Funeral to take place Thursday; community members rattled even more, with many having packed their bags
Ukraine’s Premier Joins Kiev Prayer Service for Those Lost in the Holocaust
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Parliament members observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day with chief rabbi of Kiev
Rocket Attack in Mariupol, Ukraine, Leaves Jewish Community on Edge
Former Soviet Union
Many make plans to leave for good; others adopt ‘wait-and-see’ approach, with foreboding for future
Refugees Themselves, East Ukraine Chabad Emissaries Strive On
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Helping current and former residents to manage; waiting for what comes next
Scattered Among States, Donetsk Jewish Community Inches Into 2015
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Chabad emissaries play a central spiritual and material role wherever the city’s Jews reside due to war
With Russian Tanks in Ukraine and Winter Approaching, Jews Try to Subsist
Former Soviet Union
A semblance of Jewish life goes on in Lugansk and Donetsk in the eastern part of the country
Kiev Mayor Visits Israel, Accompanied by Chabad Rabbi From Home City
Former Soviet Union
In addition to meeting with Knesset members, Vitali Klitschko makes a stop at Yad Vashem
A Glimpse Inside Kharkov’s Labor Colony No. 18, Ukraine
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Rabbi Levi Raices has been visiting incarcerated Jews for the past two decades
Violence Overwhelms Donetsk; Danger for Remaining Jews
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Jewish life continues with a daily minyan, although the day school closed for a while due to shelling
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
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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
Prominent Member of Jewish Community Shot and Killed in Donetsk, Ukraine
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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