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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Volodymyr Zelensky’s Jewish parents have refused interviews. But their city’s rabbi is talking about them.

Volodymyr Zelensky’s Jewish parents have refused interviews. But their city’s rabbi is talking about them.

April 27, 2022

(JTA) — Their son may be on TV every night, but the parents of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have consistently declined countless requests for interviews about their own lives. The rabbi of their hometown of Kryvyi Rih in Ukraine’s east,...

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Jewish Trivia: Airbnb

MARK ZIMMERMAN, Special For The Jewish Light March 7, 2022

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Airbnb users have booked rooms in Ukraine with a value of more than $2 million. This represents more than 60,000 nights of rental of Ukrainian houses, apartments and guest rooms....

A brave Kharkov Jewish community member arrives with a delivery of food at the Chabad-Lubavitch Choral Synagogue in Kharkov, Ukraine, on Feb. 28, 2022.

72 hours under siege with the Jews of Kharkov, Ukraine

Dovid Margolin, Chabad.org February 28, 2022
Jews take shelter in synagogue; Russian troops make incursion to city; heavy aerial bombardment.
In Ukraine, a long history of Russian crimes against Jews

In Ukraine, a long history of Russian crimes against Jews

Benjamin Ivry, The Forward February 28, 2022

This story was originally published on Feb. 28, by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning. Tragic events now unfolding in Ukraine echo a history of Russian human rights offenses against Jews...

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