During a recent trip to Ukraine, I was surprised to find that nearly everyone I met in Odessa had Jewish roots.
Hundreds of Odessa Jews celebrated Lag b’Omer under guard in the city’s first large Jewish gathering since deadly riots there two weeks ago.
Although Ukraine has been charting a bloody course toward civil war for months, Irina Zborovskaya had always felt safe in Odessa.
Odessa: the very name conjures up an archetypal melting pot, a balmy oasis of tolerance and diversity, as well as a tsarist port of imperial grandeur, immortalised in film.
Leaders of the Jewish community of Odessa, Ukraine, denied reports about the existence of evacuation plans for the city’s Jews.
Ukraine’s security service said on Saturday illegal military groups from Moldova’s breakaway region of Transdniestria and Russian groups worked together to foment unrest in the southern port city of Odessa.
Nazi symbols were drawn on a Holocaust monument in Odessa, Ukraine.
Traveling filmmaker Vincent Moon captures magical Yiddish music from Odessa.
Odessa is home to a sprawling set of tunnels spreading out from the center of the city. On his trip through the ‘catacombs,’ urban explorer Moses Gates made a shocking discovery.
In a West Bank settlement home, a middle-aged man strums a tune in a soulful Soviet singer-songwriter style that was popular in the 1960s. A Soviet sailor’s cap sits jauntily on a plaster bust nearby. But the lyrics of this Russian song — “Judea, you are my land. Any way you say it, I am a Jew” — could never have been uttered publicly in the Soviet Union.