Dramatic stories of survival, endurance and escape reign as Ukrainian Jews mark 1 year of war
March 10, 2023
(JTA) — Most of the passengers on the flight from Chisinua, Moldova, to Tel Aviv earlier this month were subdued.
Some had just witnessed scene after scene of hardship on a tour of war-torn Ukraine organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Others, about 90 in all, were Ukrainians in the process of moving permanently to Israel, talking in hushed tones about being on a plane for the first time, their uncertain future and the loved ones they left behind.
Alexei Shkurat was not subdued. Bespectacled and bearded, he was standing in his seat, making wisecracks that cause...
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