Tagged Sharansky

For ‘hardcore’ Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting, Israel beckons

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, left, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, meets with Jews who fled eastern Ukraine, July 2014. (Olivier Fitoussi)

(JTA) — Each time he dispatches a car into Lugansk, Rabbi Shalom Gopin readies himself for hours of anxious anticipation. The scene of brutal urban warfare between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, this eastern Ukrainian city now has no regular power supply, running water or cell phone reception. Mortar… Read more »

In Paris, Sharansky warns of ‘beginning of end’ for European Jewry

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, left, with the organization's head of French operations, Ariel Kandel, at a Paris synagogue, July 2, 2014. (Alain Azria)

PARIS (JTA) — On their 40th wedding anniversary, Avital and Natan Sharansky went sightseeing in the City of Lights. But the Sharanskys didn’t follow the trail of┬ácountless couples who come here to kiss at the Eiffel Tower or slip so-called love locks on bridges over the River Seine. Theirs… Read more »