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A mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews shot in the head by the Nazis during World War II uncovered in Belarus in 2019. Source: Screenshot.

Mass grave of Holocaust victims uncovered in Logoza, Belarus

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A mass grave of Holocaust victims has been discovered near the village of Logoza in Belarus, the Daily Mail reported on Friday. Photos from the excavation site show that officials uncovered bone remains, full skeletons (some with...
Gomel, Belarus. Credit: Grisha Bruev/Shutterstock.

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on synagogue, JCC in Belarus

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A swastika and the letters “SS” in the shape of lightning bolts were spray-painted on the building of a synagogue and Jewish community center in Gomel, Belarus, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) announced on Monday. According to...

On Simchat Torah: Lessons from Liudmila, a pandemic sage

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As we are about to celebrate Simchat Torah—a holiday defined by its communal gatherings, and the critical importance of physical proximity and traditions like dancing with the Torah—I find myself thinking of the Talmudic...
A protest rally in Minsk, Belarus, against Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, on Aug. 16, 2020. The sign reads, “Fair Elections. Tribunal. Freedom to the Political Prisoners.” Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

‘The regime has no real choice but to let the victors rule’

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Pavel Latushko got out to the plaza in front of the Belarus national theater in Minsk and addressed the gathering of his employees, including actors. “I am ashamed. When I got wind of the...
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Lukashenko’s iron fist in Belarus

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Around the world, authoritarian regimes continue to growl in the faces of their own people as they demand freedom and reform. In Venezuela, Nicolas Máduro still clings to the presidency despite the fact that...

Zisl Slepovitch sings a Belarussian protest song in Yiddish

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August 9, 2020 is the presidential election day in Belarus. There is a lot of hope and a lot of courage taking place in the hearts and actions of Belarusians and all people who...
A mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews shot in the head by the Nazis during World War II has been uncovered in Belarus. Credit: Screenshot.

WJC calls on Belarussian municipality to halt work near mass Jewish grave

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The World Jewish Congress has called on the municipality in the Belarussian city of Brest to cease construction at an uncovered mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews who were shot by the Nazis during the...
A mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews shot in the head by the Nazis during World War II has been uncovered in Belarus. Credit: Screenshot.

Mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews shot by Nazis unearthed in Brest, Belarus

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mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews shot in the head by the Nazis during the Holocaust has been uncovered in Belarus. Currently, 600 skeletons have been unearthed by Belarusian soldiers in a pit at...