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Elsewhere: Mother’s Day mourner, Ukraine’s unlikely nationalists, wounded Syrian bear

Mother’s Day mourner: After suffering two miscarriages in one year, Mother’s Day hoopla feels like a personal taunt, writes Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin. (Huffington Post)
Unlikely Ukrainian nationalists: Despite the history of anti-Semitism in their country, Ukrainian Jews are united with their gentile countrymen against Russian President Vladmir Putin, Josh Cohen writes. (Foreign Policy)
Facebook on the front: Israeli soldiers’ recent social media campaign in support of a comrade patrolling the West Bank highlights the challenges of integrating the next generation into the army, J.J. Goldberg writes. (Forward)
Brown bear, brown bear, how do you feel? A team of experts from Hebrew University performed challenging and unusual surgery for a Syrian brown bear at Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan Safari. (Haaretz)