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The New Year In Moldavanka

The writer Yulia Verba has recently published a very funny book of short stories “Spawn of the Moldavanka” set in the dilapidated communal courtyards...

Michael Reva on Michael Reva:

FATE HAD IT SO THAT I LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHICH IS CURRENTLY SICK. AND I HAVE TO TREAT HER. WE DO HAVE VERY BEAUTIFUL...

Twenty Years Of Bridge-Building

Since 1997, the intellectual journal Krytyka has projected an alternate future program for Ukraine: democracy, openness, internationalism. For twenty years, The journal has been...

“Decostumization”: Undressing The Soviet Past

In the 1980’s a group of Odessa artists set about debunking the Soviet ideology. Now, one of them continues the project and finds it...

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...