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Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s Revolutionary Jewish Hero

Until Russia’s invasion, Zelenskyy's Jewish roots seemed almost incidental. But now, his Jewishness has become hugely powerful and symbolic, not only for Ukraine but for contemporary Jewish identity and history

Eitan Nechin
Eitan Nechin
Eitan Nechin
Eitan Nechin

In the summer of 2019, walking around the streets of Kyiv, my father and I stumbled upon the most perplexing and ironic landmark a Jew can come across: In the middle of Sophia Square, a colossal monument to Bohdan Khmelnytsky, the first Cossack Hetman (military commander).

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