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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,...

Ukrainian Jewish leader added to list of pro-Russia ‘traitors’

Ukrainian Jewish leader added to list of pro-Russia ‘traitors’

CNAAN LIPHSHIZ , JTA April 20, 2022

(JTA) — Ukraine’s government has placed Vadim Rabinovich, a lawmaker and Jewish community leader, on a list of 111 people it called traitors in the war with Russia. The list was published last week by Rukh Chesno, a nongovernmental organization...

Holocaust survivor, 91, perishes in store basement in Mariupol

Holocaust survivor, 91, perishes in store basement in Mariupol

Dovid Margolin, Chabad.org April 19, 2022

(Chabad.org/News via JNS) As she lay dying in a Mariupol basement, freezing and pleading for water, Holocaust survivor Vanda Semyonovna Obiedkova wanted to know only one thing: “Why is this happening?” Ill and emaciated during the last two weeks...

Refugees with jacuzzis? The surreal life of 200 Jews at a 4-star resort

Refugees with jacuzzis? The surreal life of 200 Jews at a 4-star resort

April 11, 2022

IRSHAVA, Ukraine (JTA) — Like dozens of displaced persons camps that now dot Eastern Europe, the one in this Ukrainian town near the Hungarian border has inhabitants whose lives were turned upside down by Russia’s war. But the refugee camp at Irshava...

Marty Rochester

Finding off ramp for Putin is best case resolution for Ukraine

MARTY ROCHESTER April 3, 2022

As I am writing this op-ed, Ukraine is the No. 1 subject occupying worldwide media attention. We do not know how the Ukraine conflict will end. Predictions range from Russia annexing Ukraine to its settling for regime change to its willingness to restore...

How a 90-year-old Ukrainian Holocaust survivor made it safely to Israel

How a 90-year-old Ukrainian Holocaust survivor made it safely to Israel

Eli Beers, Special For The Jewish Light March 17, 2022

Eli Beer is the founder of United Hatzalah of Israel, and President of the U.S.-based organization Friends of United Hatzalah. United Hatzalah of Israel is an independent, non-profit, fully-volunteer emergency medical services organization that provides...

United Hatzalah from Israel fighting severe shortage of food and insulin in Moldova

Raphael Poch, Special For The Jewish Light March 15, 2022
United Hatzalah sends first cargo plane with 16 tons of humanitarian aid and medical supplies
CNN highlights Chabads work in Ukraine

CNN highlights Chabad’s work in Ukraine

Menachem Posner, Chabad.org March 10, 2022

(Chabad.org) -- Reporting on the deepening humanitarian crisis in war-devastated Ukraine, CNN interviewed Chabad Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz, who is currently in Moldova, where Chabad-Lubavitch has been bringing thousands of Jewish refugees. Berkowitz...

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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....

Jewish owner drops Russian name Stolichnaya, for Stoli in opposition to Putin

Jewish owner drops Russian name “Stolichnaya,” for “Stoli” in opposition to Putin

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer March 7, 2022

In a statement from Jewish owner Yuri Shefler, Stoli® Group, in direct response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, announced the vodka will exclusively be sold and marketed as Stoli. The three driving factors behind the decision are the founder's vehement...

Avi Marcus together with another EMT Yechiel Gurfein treating a refugee at the medical clinic in Chisinau

Tales from Ukraine: “The refugees keep coming. We’ll be here for them when they do”

Avi Marcus , Special For the Jewish Light March 2, 2022

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, United Hatzalah of Israel is directly helping more than 1,500 refugees a day at medical facilities and providing food and water to thousands more at the border. United Hatzalah is the largest independent, non-profit,...

Chesterfield to Ukraine: Family separated by distance, united by love

Chesterfield to Ukraine: Family separated by distance, united by love

Bill Motchan, Special For The Jewish Light March 2, 2022

Between work conference calls, Olga Gorodetsky anxiously checks text messages from her mother Valentina Timoshina. They live in vastly different circumstances. Gorodetsky is in her second-floor home office in Chesterfield and Timoshina is hiding out in...

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