October 16, 2008 10:00pm
Russia’s chief Chabad rabbi castigated the United States for its refusal to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment.
September 25, 2008 9:00am
With money from billionaires giving back to the Jewish community, myriad construction projects in Dnepropetrovsk could make this industrial city a prominent world center for Jewry.
August 22, 2008 9:00am
The conflict between Georgia and Russia required something of a balancing act for Israel, which has defense ties with Georgia but a delicate relationship with the global power of Russia.
August 19, 2008 9:00am
As Russia occupied Georgia, pushing ever closer to the capital Tbilisi and bisecting the country, the relief effort of nearly two weeks has had only one prime directive: Find every Jew.
August 18, 2008 9:00am
The normally close relations between Jews in Russia and Georgia – manifested in organizations and charities meant to bring them together – have been strained by nationalism and propaganda wars generated by the conflict between their nations.
August 15, 2008 9:00am
Jews are struggling to escape the war zone in Georgia while Russian military forces are obstructing Jewish aid groups trying to reach them. JTA’s Grant Slater meets in Tbilisi, Georgia, with some of the Jewish refugees who have managed to flee.
August 12, 2008 9:00am
As the conflict between Georgia and Russia moved toward an uneasy stalemate, the migration of refugees continued and more Jews emerged from the fog of war.
August 11, 2008 9:00am
Russian and Georgian troops continued to fight a pitched battle on Monday that has spilled beyond the borders of South Ossetia and toward the Georgian city of Gori, where Jewish relief organizations continued to make contact with local Jews.
August 10, 2008 9:00am
More than 200 Jewish residents fled fighting near the Georgian border, most from a city where Russian bombers destroyed several apartment blocks Saturday, according to the Jewish Agency.
July 25, 2008 9:00am
The executive director of the Chabad-led organization that has dominated Jewish life in the former Soviet Union is leaving his post to begin a new initiative to reach Russian Jews.