“Jews and Ukrainians”: Extending the horizons of cognition

Conversations about books constitute the essence of the liberal arts. And it is a book that brings us together at this panel here in Rivne, Ukraine.  The book in question, “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence,” is long-awaited and in real demand. It is unique, since it provides answers to some of the crucial questions facing all of us who work in the humanities in the 21st century.

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Ukrainian scholars participated at the 11th Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies

The 11th Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies took place in Krakow on July 15–19, 2018. Among the participants of the Congress were 22 Ukrainian scholars (15 are the members of the Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies), who represented seven institutions from Ukraine (Kyiv, Lviv, and Kharkiv) and three universities from abroad. Due to the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter’s support, three “Ukrainian” panels were organized for this Congress.

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Odessa celebrates Bob Dylan’s Jewish roots

Some 950 people are expected to gather over this weekend for Limmud FSU Ukraine, the biggest event geared towards the Jewish community in the country. The event will take place in Odessa, one of the most important cities of Jewish and Zionist movement’s history in the former Soviet Union. Today there are about 400,000 Jews living in Ukraine, with more than 45,000 in Odessa.

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