The Jewish community of Lipetsk, Russia, commemorated the end of World War II by honoring Jewish veterans who fought against Nazi Germany.

The celebration at the city's Jewish Community Center featured a concert by students of the center's Sunday school and its Jewish Youth Club, as well as the unveiling of a Book of Honor being issued by a local publishing house in cooperation with the Jewish community.

At the ceremony, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Shaul Adam, the city's chief rabbi, stressed the importance of self-sacrifice.

"We must learn from the example set by man heroes," he said. "We should not hesitate to sacrifice our lives for the greater public good. The example of the past has shown that in this world, justice will win out."

The Jewish community of Lipetsk is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia. ...