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  • En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives

    December 16, 2014 | 10:43 am

    In the backseat of a car headed to the rebel-held city of Lugansk, I was feeling confident about my plan for getting in and out safely to report an article about how the city’s Jewish community is coping with the war ravaging the area.

    I had a reliable route and crew, an Israeli...

  • In Lugansk, an icy Ukraine winter tests a war-torn community

    December 16, 2014 | 9:26 am

    In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits.

    Not moving too much helps keep the warmth under their thick coats, they say, a technique developed as the group gathered at least once a week...

  • Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews receive aid packages at Lugansk synagogue

    December 4, 2014 | 9:55 am

    Several hundred Jews braved sub-freezing temperatures to receive aid packages at the synagogue in the besieged city of Lugansk.

    The distribution of basic necessities on Wednesday by administrators from the east Ukrainian city’s Jewish community drew approximately 300 recipients...

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

    August 12, 2014 | 11:48 am

    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...