“Besides its presence in biblical texts, classical Hebrew appears on stelae, plaques, and even on cave walls”— Dmytro Tsolin

Our guest on the show is Dmytro Tsolin, Doctor of Philology, professor, director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the National University of Ostroh, associate professor at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and the author…

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“When you write about Galicia, you cannot ignore its multiculturalism”—Vasyl Makhno about his novel ‘Eternal Calendar’

[Editor’s note: “Our stories are incomplete without each other” is the slogan of Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, which, with the support of the Lviv, Ukraine-based “Publisher’s Forum” is sponsor of “Encounter: The Ukrainian-Jewish Literary Prize” ™.]…

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People do not want to remember because they are afraid of finding out something that is incompatible with their self-image—Sofia Andrukhovych

On the Encounters program, we are continuing our conversation with the writer, translator, and journalist Sofia Andrukhovych about her novel Amadoka. We discuss how to distinguish valuable documents in archives from trash, the history of…

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The idea for the novel Amadoka sprang from an interest in Viktor Petrov and the persecution and destruction of the Ukrainian intelligentsia in the 1930s—Sofia Andrukhovych

The title of the book, Amadoka, is derived from the name of the largest lake in Europe, situated on the territory of contemporary Ukraine. The novel is not about the lake but about its disappearance,…

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