The big, bad, backwards Catholic Church had it coming, and Europe's world-wide ascent was thanks to the opening of minds by Protestantism.

 

 

Every year, the Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival brings original stories highlighting the rich heritage and culture of Sephardim to the big screen. The festival’s diverse array of films promote a deeper understanding of Sephardic Judaism for all.

“Worldwide, there are memorials of this great tragedy, which occurred during the Second world war. Monuments of the Holocaust is in Israel, Poland, Germany, USA. However, in Ukraine, a country where there was this terrible tragedy, where brutally killed a large number of people - Jews, Ukrainian, Russians, Gypsies ─ nothing has been done. We need to honour the memory of the dead. As city authorities, we will do everything to make future generations aware of the tragedy of Babi Yar,” said Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv.

 

Photo courtesy Assn of European Jewish Museums

 

At the rustic luncheonette, all the cooks are volunteers and the menu consists of exactly four items, all paragons of traditional Ukrainian fare.

 

Photograph by Kyoko Hamada for The New Yorker

A special moment of the event will be the testimony of the family of the Blessed Vasyl - Iryna Kolomiets and Cornelia Petryshyna.

 

The purchase of the house, its repair as well as its full procurement with furniture and modern equipment, were sponsored by benefactors from Germany, the city of Nuremberg, which is a brother-city of Kharkiv.

 

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Fr. Kuzio: “I am going closer to the frontline, so that the war comes to an end sooner, and I believe that today's prayer, and the prayers that priests are lifting throughout Ukraine, will bring peace and consent to our state.”

 

 

A new statue of the Ukrainian nationalist Symon Petliura, which was unveiled on October 14, 2017 in the Ukrainian city of Vinnitsa. (Courtesy)

“One can recall the persecution of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the Soviet Union, in Nazi Germany. At that time, Jehovah's Witnesses did not move to other places where there was no persecution.”

Nationalists accused of complicity in the murder of Ukrainian Jews have received honors from state authorities for their fight against Russia.

 

Photo: Symon Petliura was head of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, 35,000 to 50,000 Jews were killed in a series of pogroms between 1918 and 1921. (photo credit: PUBLIC DOMAIN/ WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

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