UCSJ Accomplishment: Lviv Director Meylakh Sheykhet

On April 12, 2013 the Board of the Scientists and Methodists of the Minister of Culture of Ukraine approved “THE PROGRAM FOR THE REGENERATION OF THE FORMER JEWISH QUARTER IN L’VIV (FEDOROVA ST. – ARSENALSKA ST. – STAROYEVREYSKA ST. – BRATIV ROHATYNTSIV ST.)” developed by the State Enterprise “UKRZAKHIDPROEKTRESTAVRACIJA”. Ordered…

MHG is the Latest Target in Russia’s Unprecedented, Massive Government Campaign to Inspect NGOs

The Moscow Times-- The Moscow Helsinki Group, Russia's oldest human rights organization, on Thursday became the latest NGO inspected in a massive government campaign that has hit hundreds of non-state groups in 25 regions and is unprecedented in post-Soviet Russia, a rights leader said. Prosecutors and Justice Ministry officials on Thursday showed up at the headquarters of the Moscow Helsinki Group, where they…

In the Sewers of Lvov

Friends: In preparation for Passover and its powerful theme of "mei avdut l'cherut" -- from slavery to freedom -- I watched a DVD of the 2011 film "In Darkness." Based on the non-fiction book, "In the Sewers of Lvov", the film chronicles the incredible survival of a group of Jews…

In Memory of Marillyn Tallman

March 6, 2013 Yesterday morning we were in a very good mood.  On this day, we always celebrate the anniversary of Stalin's death, the death of Red Pharaoh.  This very day, of March 5th, 60 years ago, Stalin's plan of deporting Soviet Jews to Siberia was stopped. On Monday March 4th, we talked to Fillip…