Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Agnon Literary Center

Today—some reflections on periphery and center, the province and global culture, and a literary legacy interrupted, lost, and re-imagined. Buchach is a charming town of some twelve thousand people. It is nestled along a river among picturesque forests of the southern Ternopil region of western Ukraine. As with many small towns, the atmosphere is placid. […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Stories of Khmelnytsky

A fascinating new book just published by Stanford University Press tackles the controversial legacy of a man in the shadows of history—Bohdan Khmelnytsky, a leader of the Ukrainian Cossacks in the 17th century. Stories of Khmelnytsky, sponsored in part by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, features provocative essays by distinguished scholars from throughout North America, Europe, […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: The Seduction of Propaganda – Part 1

Toxic terminology and the sinister manipulation of language can lead to murder.  A recent conference held in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Lviv in early June underlined the dangers inherent in the misuse of the spoken and written word. “The Seduction of Propaganda: Mass Violence in Ukraine in the 20th and 21st Centuries” featured […]

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Pawlina in Ukraine May-June 2015

The Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative of Toronto is hosting a seminar in Ukraine entitled: The Seduction of Propaganda and Mass Violence in Ukraine in the 20th and early 21st Centuries. The UJE has kindly sponsored me to travel to Ukraine to attend this seminar and share the highlights with Nash Holos listeners and followers on […]

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Щоб волю мати, треба спершу себе об`єднати. Freedom is built on unity. - Ukrainian proverb

Cherry Band: Hutsul Cup Song

The Cherry Band performed this at the Dzherelo Centre. It’s called the Hutsul Cup song. Shared it with Nash Holos listeners on the Jan 10, 2015 edition. Here’s the link. Instructions to follow. Enjoy! ▶ Різдвяне вітання від Центру “Джерело” та гурту Cherry Band: гуцульський Cup Song “В неділю рано” – YouTube.

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CTO Plaque unveiling ceremony Nanaimo BC August 22, 2014

On Friday August 22, 2014, 100 plaques commemorating the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the War Measures Act and the start of Canada’s first Internment operations of 1914-1920 were unveiled across Canada. The first was unveiled in Amhurst, Nova Scotia. The last two were unveiled in Nanaimo, BC. One plaque is located on the […]

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Newest (and best ever) song by Ludwig

My British Ukrainian-Irish friend, Ludwig, released a new song in May 2014 … arguably his best ever. Featuring his lovely daughters on back-up vocals. It’s a very powerful message as well as a beautiful song. So please share if you like it. Condemnation! Condemnation! Doesn’t change the situation Putin – Hitler of today Who knows his final destination? Now […]

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Holubka

Love the blend of contemporary and traditional in this dance! Holubka (which means “dove” or “pigeon” in Ukrainian) performed by Hromovytsia (Громовиця) of Chicago at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin 2013. For information on this year’s lineup, visit www.cnuf.ca Meanwhile, enjoy this clip from last year! http://youtu.be/TtftYqCotUQ

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