Nazi Stolen Synagogue to be Restored to its Former Glory

Before the devastation of the Holocaust, the city of Brest [Brisk], Belarus, was a vibrant Jewish center. There were many Jewish businesses, shops, synagogues, schools and famous Yeshiva’s. It was the Jewish epicenter of Lithuania and White Russia. The Holocaust left it in ruins, with 19 survivors from the many thousands that had lived there. […]

Jewish Date for Victory over Nazi Germany Marked in Russia

Last week the Jewish communities of Russia commemorated Victory Day that marked the victory of allied armies over Nazi Germany in 1945. The Jewish date of the historic event – the 26th of Iyar – was installed as a day of celebration, gratitude and commemoration at the initiative of Mr. German Zakharyaev, the head of […]

Lag BaOmer in the FSU; a Holiday of Jewish Pride and Unity * Special Gallery

This past Wednesday evening and Thursday, the Jewish world celebrated the holiday of Lag BaOmer; a joyous day that celebrates Jewish unity and the impact that Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah have on Jewish life. Lag BaOmer is customarily celebrated outdoors around bonfires, with music, good food and the sharing of thoughts from the Torah and […]

New Torah Scroll is Welcomed in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

The holiday of Lag BaOmer was particularly joyous in Krasnoyarsk, Russia this past Thursday. The Jewish community welcomed a new Torah scroll into their synagogue, marking the 30th anniversary of Jewish revival in their city. The Torah, which was donated generously by the distinguished Yuri Davidovich Zelvensky and his friends, was carried through the streets […]

1,214 Jews Murdered in Holocaust Reburied in Mass Grave in Belarus

Construction workers discovered 120 coffins filled with the bodies of men, women and children near the border with Poland, where a Jewish ghetto once was Ofer Aderet | Haaretz The remains of 1,214 Jews murdered in the Holocaust were reburied in a mass grave in the city of Brest in Belarus on Tuesday after being […]

Jewish Mogilev: Historic Construction Under Way

Construction of a new community educational center is underway in historic Mogilev, Belarus, the first Jewish public space construction in the city since before the revolution.  The center will host the city’s Jewish kindergarten, school, informal education classes, dining room, kitchen, and a large multi-purpose hall. Up until now these services were scattered all over […]

Jewish woman, 22, murdered in Moscow; shuttle driver arrested

Suspected killer is captured after fleeing to Belarus, leads local police to Rivka Tsipishev’s body after days of searches The Times of Israel A 22-year-old Jewish Russian woman was murdered last week in Moscow,  allegedly by a shuttle driver, an Israeli report said Tuesday night. Rivka (Irena) Tsipishev was buried on Tuesday near Moscow. Her […]

YAHAD: 800 Students Take Europe by Storm

Eight hundred Jewish students from across Russia and the FSU, toured Europe last week during the annual YAHAD EuroStars trip, weaving together the past of European Jewish life and its future, pages of history books turning at their footsteps. The group read the Torah in the Colosseum; met the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in […]

Russian Chief Rabbi Calls For Defeating Anti-Semitism With Good Deeds

OSWIECIM (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 13th May, 2019) Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar called on believers on Sunday to battle anti-Semitic sentiment with love and good deeds, while speaking at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. Lazar joined on Sunday the March of the Living event at the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum situated on the site of the former same name death camp in the Polish city of Oswiecim. […]

Poway Rabbi Inspires in Auschwitz

“Am Yisrael Chai!” 800 Jewish students called out after being inspired by Poway’s Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein’s message of Jewish pride and triumph against adversity at the Auschwitz concentration camp. By COLlive reporter Just weeks after the anti-Semitic attack at Chabad of Poway in Southern California, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, with a message […]