Russia

Russia has a full-time surgeon whose only job is circumcising Jewish men

Dr. Yeshaya Shafit is Russia’s only mohel, or professional circumciser, for adult men.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
06/08/2020
Shabbat packages preparation and distribution at the Jewish community of Irkutsk in Siberia, Russia,
Jews in Russia fear low levels of antisemitism are temporary

A new study comparing Jewish life in Russia 30 years ago and today finds anxiety about the future

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
06/08/2020
Ukraine: Hand us Russian mercenaries arrested by KGB in Belarus

The Belarusian authorities opened a criminal investigation last week into the 33 suspected of "the preparation of terrorist acts," according to Reuters.

By LEON SVERDLOV
06/08/2020
President of Belarus accuses Russia of lying, warns of revolution plot

Russia, traditionally a close ally, has said the detained men were merely transiting via Belarus en route to a third country and had no plans to try to influence Belarusian domestic politics.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
12 years on, Georgian ambassador sees war with Russia as warning to Europe

Georgian Ambassador to Israel Lasha Zhvania remembers help from US Jewish community and Israel as boosting morale.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend the Libya summit in Berli
Russia moves to secure its investment in Libya

Mercenaries with ties to Kremlin seize oil fields, complicating a wide variety of conflicts.

By JUDAH WAXELBAUM
03/08/2020
Larry King
Larry King unknowingly filmed Chinese propaganda for Israeli entrepreneur

King had no idea of the subject of the interview and said he was just doing it as a favor for a guy he liked.

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