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  • Limmud brings FSU Jews together

    The excitement and diversity at the first Limmud Jewish educational conference in the former Soviet Union prompted some longtime observers to wonder if this signaled the beginning of the end of Jewish factionalism and infighting in Russia.

  • Belarus Jews calm after leader’s slurs

    Most Belarus Jews believe that anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs by President Alexander Lukashenko were meant not against them, but as a message for Israel and Iran.

  • Ukranian president, Jewish leaders to meet

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko will meet local Jewish leaders to discuss recent anti-Semitic attacks.

  • Who has Putin’s ear?

    Moshe Kantor’s star may be on the rise behind the opaque walls of the Kremlin. Then again, it may not.

  • Israelis favor talks with Palestinians

    More than half of Israelis support talks between Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas, a poll showed.

  • Journalists tour Syria bomb site

    Syria took journalists on a tour of the site Israel allegedly bombed last month, calling it an agricultural research center.

  • Yad Vashem displays life-saving tree

    A tree trunk that hid a young Jewish man during the Holocaust was put on display at Yad Vashem.

  • El Al flight stuck in Kiev

    El Al passengers were stuck in Kiev after their plane experienced engine failure.

  • Australian philanthropist admits price fixing

    One of Australian Jewry’s major philanthropists has admitted his involvement in a price-fixing scandal.

  • Hillel partners open Odessa cafe

    A new Jewish cafe in Odessa, Ukraine, is part of a plan of quasi-commercial ventures set to reverse Hillel’s bad luck in the former Soviet Union.