The new law in effect gives Ukrainian two Christmas holidays, one for the Orthodox and another for Catholics and Protestants

 

In this shelter 40 homeless men can live, 300 people can be served meals every day and the shelter will provide for the creation of jobs for 15 asylum seekers.

Interview with Yosyf Zisels, a former dissident, chairman of the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities (VAAD) in Ukraine and a board member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

 

Interviewer: Kateryna Pryshchepa. Image by Scotty Nolan

 

Photo: Bishop Josaphat Moshchych to take leadership of new eparchy.

 

“The proposed change of language legislation was used as a pretext for the Russian annexation of Crimea, and language politics were key in the Kremlin’s attempt to create Novorossiya (New Russia) in Southern Ukraine. Today, the language component of the education law is the most controversial and broadly discussed part of that legislation.”

 

Speaking to a group of professors, students and alumni from the Pontifical Ukrainian College of St. Josephat, a seminary in Rome, the pope said he valued the lessons he learned as a boy from Bishop Stepan Chmil [pictured in file photo]. 

 

With an unexpected symmetry, its scarring history of pogroms and concern with “ethnic purity” made this little-known town on the western edge of the Ukrainian map the place where the two modern legal concepts of “crimes against humanity” and “genocide” originated.

“Participants of the meeting, regardless of national and religious affiliation, were grateful for God's blessing of good deeds,” said the Director of the Ukrainian Institute for the Study of the Holocaust “Tkuma”.

 

Israel has been making covert efforts to bring the remains of the venerated late Rebbe Nachman from Uman, Ukraine, to Israel.

 

Photo: A typical scene at the Nachman tomb in Uman at Rosh Hoshanah

 

The purpose of the action is to prepare gifts for children and orphans residing in orphanages in Ivano-Frankivsk and the region

 

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