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Ukrainian Jews “Sail Against the Tide” on Desna River

May 17, 2012 7:00 PM
Jews in the northern Ukrainian city of Chernigov took to the water last week, celebrating the springtime holiday known as Lag B’Omer by taking a cruise a local river.
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Described by the cruise’s organizer, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yisroel Silberstein, as “sailing against the tide,” the event offered 100 men, women and children a chance to celebrate Jewish pride and unity.
Described by the cruise’s organizer, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yisroel Silberstein, as “sailing against the tide,” the event offered 100 men, women and children a chance to celebrate Jewish pride and unity.

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Joy Palm Springs, CA-USA via chabadrm.com May 17, 2012

Wonderful news story! Quite heartening to read such a positive & encouraging story! May the Jews of Chernigov thrive and enjoy their new-found pride in Judaism! Reply