although only 3 of 2000 Ukrainian are Jewish, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Ukraine|
see also: http://www.jta.org/2014/02/28/news-opinion/world/in-kiev-an-israeli-militia-commander-fights-in-the-streets-and-saves-lives
Delta, a Ukraine-born former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces,
spoke to JTA Thursday on condition of anonymity. He explained how he
came to use combat skills he acquired in the Shu’alei Shimshon
reconnaissance battalion of the Givati infantry brigade to rise through
the ranks of Kiev’s street fighters.
He has headed a force of 40 men and women — including several fellow IDF veterans — in violent clashes with government forces.
a rabbi's prayer, fighters from the ''Right Sector'' and the police
join in a funeral salute at Alexander Scherbanyuk's funeral in
The Jewish Division of Ukraine’s Heaven’s Hundred
11.03.2014, Communities of Eurasia
Those who died at the Maidan are called the Heaven’s Hundred in Ukraine,
because a “hundred” was the structural unit of Maidan’s Self Defense
Forces. It is largely a symbolic name - not all of those murdered in the
death throes of the criminal regime were active participants of these
groups, which were created over the three months of protests. But the
name stuck nonetheless. It has been proposed to rename Institutskaya
street, covered in blood on February 20th, the day of the massacre, into
Heaven’s Hundred Street. I am certain that someday I will show my
children a memorial to the Heaven’s Hundred. It will be on the Maidan,
restored after the battles and washed of grime. I will lay flowers and a
small stone at the monument, as it is done in the Jewish tradition, and
will keep my silence for some time, for I do not know how to pray.
Everyone is equal in heaven. Old and young, intellectuals from
universities and simple working joes. A boy who ran away in secret to
the Maidan for the very first time and who was killed by a sniper in two
hours. A Belarusian UNSO activist. Ukrainians. Russians. Armenians.
Josef Shiling was well-known in the Drogobych Jewish community of Lviv
oblast (region). He was 61. He and his wife Anna raised two daughters,
and he has four granddaughters. He was a construction worker who had
worked in Italy in recent years; Anna also worked in Italy.
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