Empty Synagogues and Missile Fragments From Babyn Yar: Revisiting Ukraine’s Jews During Wartime

Western Ukraine’s Jewish communities had once welcomed refugees. Now they are becoming ever-smaller as locals seek refuge in Israel and across Europe

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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When I arrived to cover the annual Hasidic pilgrimage to the central Ukrainian city of Uman last month, I entered a country that had changed significantly since my previous visit.

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