Ukraine’s Jewish community on edge as Russia invades country

BY Israel Kasnett, JNS— Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition on Feb. 21 of two “breakaway” states in eastern Ukraine and his subsequent dispatch of “peacekeepers” there—considered by Western nations to be an official invasion of the country—has left its citizens and particularly the Jewish communities on edge. Throughout Ukraine, Jewish leaders are watching closely, and…

One Nation, Many Faces

By Michael Freund, Jewish Journal— Around the world, an unprecedented awakening is taking place. Descendants of Jews from all walks of life are looking to return to their roots and embrace their heritage. For the past 15 years, through Shavei Israel, the organization I chair, I have come to discern that there are multitudes of…