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Steve Lipman

IJN Contributing Writer

    Ukrainian Jewry: A glorious past — and the future?

    The war in Ukraine, making refugees of millions of people from a country with a rich Jewish past, raises a question about Ukrainian Jewry’s future. What sort of Jewish...

    Holocaust survivors: What do they see in Ukraine?

    Like many Holocaust survivors who have been the subject of media interviews since the war in Ukraine began, focusing on their memories and their reactions to the latest...

    Ukrainian refugee seders in Slovakia

    No one who sat at the seder tables in the capital of Slovakia on the second night of Passover last week had to ask why that night was different from all other nights. Or...

    Israeli clowns lighten the burden of the Ukrainian refugees

    Ariel Keren, a social worker and actor who lives near Jerusalem, has brought his smile-inducing skills as a trained clown to “thousands” of children and countless...

    Cross-border chesed

    How much assistance can a JCC with 750 members, in US terms, says executive director Jonathan Ornstein — offer in a huge refugee crisis?

    Refugee seders in Poland: ‘Next year in Ukraine’

    In a normal year, the conference rooms and social hall of the Jewish Community Centre of Cracow, in the city’s historic Kazimierz district that is now the center of...

    Volunteering in Moldova with Ukrainian refugees

    During the second week of Russia’s war in Ukraine, when it became clear that a major refugee crisis was in the making, Israel’s United Hatzalah organization put out...

    Purim under siege

    For a few dozen Jewish Ukrainian Jews who gathered last week for the reading of the Megillah on Purim, the words of the Scroll of Esther centered on the victory of...

    Satmar opens refugee guest house in Hungary

    In a small town near Hungary’s northern border with Slovakia, a chasidic group has joined the international lineup of Jewish organizations opening their doors — in...

    Kherson falls to Russia; rabbi stays with his flock

    For the leader of the Jewish community in one city in southern Ukraine, the new normal is Russian tanks in the street and Russian soldiers on the sidewalk that he...