Key moments of Jewish history have occurred in Ukraine

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Ukraine and the Jews
by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller
January 30, 2022 |

With a huge build-up in Russian troops along Ukraine’s borders in recent weeks, many people are fearful that Russia will invade Ukraine. Ukraine is a complex and diverse nation with an incredibly rich Jewish history…The term “pogrom” was invented after riots in Ukraine. In 1881, Czar Alexander II was murdered by a left-wing terrorist. Soon, it was being (incorrectly) reported across Russia that the new Czar Alexander III had ordered Russian subjects to kill Jews. Pogroms broke out, with the greatest number taking place in Ukraine. READ MORE

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