April 21, 2007

Jewish Life in Independent Ukraine: Fifteen Years After the Soviet Collapse (Part 1)

From Jewish Life in Independent Ukraine: Fifteen Years After the Soviet Collapse (Part 1):

Some 100,000-200,000 Jews live in contemporary Ukraine. The Jewish population is in rapid demographic decline due to a low birthrate, intermarriage, and assimilation. Jewish community life is organized and maintained mainly by foreigners. Popular anti-Semitism is increasing, reflecting Ukrainian nationalism, anti-Jewish propaganda stemming from the Middle East conflict, and inflammatory articles and conferences organized by the Interrregional Academy of Personnel Management (MAUP).