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  • Activists upset after hate publisher goes free

    Jewish leaders and human rights activists in Russia are outraged by a sentence handed down in the case of a publisher known for printing anti-Semitic articles.

  • Belarussian artist builds Holocaust memorials

    A non-Jewish artist in Belarus gets kudos when he creates a memorial to local Jews killed in the Holocaust — covering part of the cost out of his own pocket.

  • Russian Jewish leader wants closer Kremlin ties

    Culminating a shift for his organization, the new leader of the Russian Jewish Congress has announced the group’s unconditional support for the Kremlin.

  • Putting shtetl life on film

    A new film — part-feature, part-documentary — tells the story of a Ukrainian shtetl drained of its Jews in World War II.

  • Jew vs. Jew in Lithuania

    A dispute over who should be Lithuania’s chief rabbi may be headed to the courts, as the head of the country’s Jewish community said he would file a lawsuit against a group of Jews holding a vigil in support of one of the rabbis.

  • Jews aiding Russian siege survivors

    In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attack at a Russian school, Jews in Russia and around the world are offering a helping hand to survivors of the siege.

  • Moscow rabbi fuses past with present

    A Moscow rabbi, a former refusnik who had made aliyah but was sent back to Russia by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, oversees the renovation of a century-old shul while taking time to slaughter animals for kosher meat.

  • Venerable Siberian shul burns down

    A fire ravaged the oldest synagogue in Siberia. Arson is not seen as the likely cause of the blaze that seared the Soldiers Synagogue, the only shul in Irkutsk.

  • Russian Jewish Olympic presence dwindles

    Jewish emigration to Israel has bolstered the Jewish state’s Olympic team, but it has greatly reduced the number of Jews competing for Russia. In the Athens Games, there may only be one Jewish athlete on the Russian squad.

  • 15 years of helping women in the former Soviet Union

    Members of Project Kesher celebrated their 15th anniversary during a trip to the former Soviet Union. The project, supported by Jewish women activists in the United States, has become one of the most successful Jewish women’s groups in the region.