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Jonathan Markovitch, the chief rabbi of Kyiv, Ukraine, arrives with his grandchild at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

Kyiv’s Jews, persecuted under Polish-Lithuanian, Russian, Nazi and Soviet regimes, now face the onslaught of Putin’s forces

A Kyivan Jewish scholar explains the long history of Jews in Kyiv and how they thrived, despite hostilities. They were forced to flee from the city many times – but always came back.
A woman and child walk away from a damaged residential building in Kyiv, Ukraine, where a military shell allegedly hit on Feb. 25, 2022. Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images

Putin’s claims that Ukraine is committing genocide are baseless, but not unprecedented

Vladimir Putin has justified his invasion of Ukraine with baseless claims that Ukraine is committing genocide. It isn’t the first time a political leader has cried genocide for political means.
Still from ‘I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors,’ the film version of Toronto-born Bernice Eisenstein’s memoir. (National Film Board/YouTube)

Canadian writing about the Holocaust is haunted by the grim past

The past of the Holocaust still haunts the present and calls out to Canadian writers. Their works of poetry and prose are forms of remembrance that command our attention.
Forty statues represent the children of a former plantation in the ‘Children of Whitney’ installation in Edgard, Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Holocaust victims got reparations, so why not descendants of trans-Atlantic slavery?

There are major obstacles in confronting the social movement for reparations for the slave trade. Such reparations are a moral imperative, but politically, successfully obtaining them will be hard.

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