12 noiembrie 2019

For Ukrainian Jews, having a Jewish president is a source of pride — and fear


Zelensky has a 70% approval rating and his May election was breakthrough in race relations, but his coreligionists fear other shoe dropping. Then there’s the US impeachment scandalODESSA, Ukraine (JTA) — Arkady Kesselman, a 20-year-old Jewish student, was set on leaving his native Ukraine for the West last winter.In a war-torn nation losing about 1.2 million citizens each year, where the average monthly salary is about $300, it’s not an unusual decision.But Kesselman has since changed his mind. [...]