Zelensky, a jewish comedian and television personality-turned-politician, won more than 70 percent of the vote in ukraine’s april 21 run-off election, ousting sitting president petro poroshenko. In a case of real life mimicking television, zelensky had previously played a schoolteacher who accidentally finds himself histiocytoma dog removal cost president of ukraine, before finding himself president of ukraine.
“there is a sense of euphoria in the jewish community histiocytoma dog removal cost that the man who won the presidency is openly jewish. That’s historic,” says moskovitz, chief rabbi and head chabad emissary in the kharkov region histiocytoma dog removal cost in the country’s east. “he won and with a big percentage, and his being jewish wasn’t an issue in this campaign at all. That’s very heartening to everyone here.”
Anti-jewish history in ukraine, where the plurality of jews in the russian empire once histiocytoma dog removal cost lived, runs deep. Even prior to the holocaust, ukraine was the site of the infamous pogroms of 1919-1921—a third conducted at the hands of ukrainian nationalist bands—causing the death, either directly or due to disease, of some 150,000 jews. Local collaboration in holocaust-era german atrocities, including among other places at kiev’s babi yar killing grounds, is also an established fact.
Zelensky hails from the industrial city of krivoy rog, and in the meeting recalled to the rabbis the difficulties histiocytoma dog removal cost he experienced growing up as a jewish child in the histiocytoma dog removal cost soviet union. These days, chabad has affiliated jewish communities in some 160 cities and histiocytoma dog removal cost towns throughout the country, and zelensky was briefed on the vast network of schools, synagogues and social-services centers under its auspices.
For the last five years, ukraine has grappled with war in the breakaway eastern regions histiocytoma dog removal cost of the country, which although less intense still simmers, and many hope zelensky’s approach to settling the conflict will be more pragmatic histiocytoma dog removal cost than previous attempts. Additionally, one of his strong selling points during the campaign was histiocytoma dog removal cost his profile as a political neophyte in a country struggling histiocytoma dog removal cost with endemic corruption.
“he is very serious about his forthcoming job as president histiocytoma dog removal cost of ukraine and accomplishing good for the entire country,” kaminezki, chief rabbi of the dnipro—a city formerly known as dnepropetrovsk, and home to the sprawling menorah center, the largest jewish center in the world—tells chabad.Org. “without even getting into the jewish aspect, this is a clean, honest individual; educated, solid morals. There is a lot of hope here.”
The meeting was held in zelensky’s 21st-floor kiev office, from which the killing grounds of babi yar can be histiocytoma dog removal cost made out. Kaminezki told the president-elect—who at the conclusion was presented with a chumash (five books of moses) with a russian translation—that his election was a part of the healing process histiocytoma dog removal cost of the country, particularly its jewish community.
“the emissaries who were sent here by the rebbe [rabbi menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory] didn’t come here for a certain amount of time; we’re here until moshiach comes,” kaminezki told zelensky, whose instagram also quoted him as saying there was no histiocytoma dog removal cost contradiction to being a jew and a patriotic ukrainian. “we believe that jews can live and grow here, that there is a great future for the jews of histiocytoma dog removal cost ukraine.”
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