The Information Analytical Edition Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
Jewish Confederation of Ukraine The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
13/16 November 2001
5762 Kheshvan
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PRESIDENT TURNS HIS FACE TO COMMUNITY
President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma twice for last two weeks had meetings with Chief Rabbi of Kiev and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich.
FROM JERUSALEM
WITH HOPE
The General Assembly of the World Jewish Congress (WEC) was held from October 30 to November 1 in Jerusalem
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Neither citizenship and nationality, nor the country of residence and ethnic origin, nor the language and the topic. None of them is the universal factor that undoubtedly determines that a certain author belongs to a certain culture, especially to the Jewish one.
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The initial official version of the Ukrainian military about their non-involvement in the incident was hardly believable at once. One could wonder what they would say when everything was cleared up.

BORIS FELDMAN

Some 15 years ago an abstract Abram Isaakovich looked with hatred into his Soviet passport with such an uncomfortable for a normal life nationality and such a queer patronymic name that to pronounce which, as bad words, was shameful. Read


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EDUARD DOX

A car is, as known, not a luxury. Probably, that's why the journalists of Ukraine gather for the third successive year to take part in an auto rally during which they do not spare much their four-wheel companions. Such last competition was held October 19-21 in the capital of Ukraine. Read Photo


After destructionThe trial over two villains, who destroyed the local Shepetovka Jewish cemetery, finished on November 1 (Jewish Meridian, No 15, August 2001).

The two suspects pleaded guilty. Igor Shamray, a 23-year old mechanic apprentice, who had been repeatedly convicted for hooliganism before, was sentenced to three and a half years of prison. The court was more indulgent to Igor Skrinik, the second 17-year old juvenile vandal. He neither has a job, nor studies. Because of his age, he was sentenced to three years of probation with a 2-year delay.

As the accused said, they did not have any anti-Semitic motives. Having drunk 2 bottles of vodka, they just decided to have fun by destroying the restored gravestones.

The court also resolved to pay the Jewish Shepetovka community a compensation for the material and moral damage.

As Zinoviy Blinder, Head of the Shepetovka community, said, the cemetery is being repaired now, and several gravestones of the tzadik Pinkhas Shapiro's family have been already restored.

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