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Two Views On Ukrainian-Jewish Relations: Franko And Jabotinsky

Both men hailed from the territory of modern Ukraine. Both were influential journalists, writers, and thinkers during their lifetimes. Both remained inspiring figures for...

Photographer In Focus – Boris Bukhman

Boris Bukhman is a photographer, a member of both the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine and the World Club of Odessites. He...

Ukrainian And Jewish Political Prisoners In The Gulag: Toward Solidarity, Mutual Understanding And Cooperation

  The penal institutions in which the Soviet Union imprisoned dissenters had as their purported aim not simply the act of isolating and punishing political...

On “Jews And Ukrainians: A Millennium Of Co-Existence”

The newly published volume “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence”, authored by the historians Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is a prodigious coffee...

My Sheptytsky

One of the world’s most famous historians of the Holocaust (he himself is a survivor) and the author of “Together and Apart in Brzezany:...

From Conflict To Cooperation: Ukrainian-Jewish Relations’ Bumpy Path

For much of the history of Ukraine, it was difficult to speak of anything akin to Ukrainian-Jewish relations. Jewish assimilation into the broader Ukrainian...

Making Modernism: Theophile Frayerman And Jewish Art In Odessa

Remembering a storied Jewish artist, teacher and museum director from Odessa. In November 2001 the Odessa Fine Arts Museum organized the exhibition “In the Presence...

Zvi Preigerzon: the Soviet Union’s secret Hebrew writer

The story of a Ukrainian-born writer who secretly wrote in the Hebrew language his entire life while working as a coal engineer. By all accounts,...

“Babyn Yar: History And Memory”: A Book About More Than The Past

The book “Babyn Yar: History and Memory” appeared just before the 75th anniversary of the tragedy that took place in Babyn Yar during the...

Ukrainian-Jewish Musical Journeys: From The Pale To The Promised Lands

This essay is an adaptation of program notes prepared for two concerts highlighting Jewish music from the Pale of Settlement that the author helped...