|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
An increasing number of research works on the history and culture of Jews in Ukraine bear fruit not only in the center but in the province, as well. Numerous publications attest to this. Of importance is the fact Jewish communities, kheseds, volunteers have taken to studying history.
The IV fair of intellectual literature in Central house of artists has presented new projects of the Association "Bridges of culture/Gesharim". The gathering, interested in problems of Judaics, acquainted themselves with a new book in Hebrew "From first person. Talks with Vladimir Putin". This is the translation of a bestseller the publishing house "Vagrius" issued on the eve of presidential elections. An Association "Gesharim's" head Mikhail Grinberg has told a book's signal copy was solemnly handed to President of Israel Moshe Katsav in his Jerusalem residence 14 November, 2002. This was done on behalf of the publisher and head of Russian Council of Jerusalem University's friends, member of Council of Federation Leonid Nevzlin. President of Israel got so much interested in the book that he asked for another copy for President Putin.
A presentation of the book "Time of failed hopes" by Ilya Rozenfeld took place in a Poltava Jewish community library within the frames of Jewish culture Days. The Kharkov publishing house "Karavella" issued it. It is not the first meeting with the author - a former Poltava resident. In 1999 readers saw his first book "Stories and novels" and have impatiently been waiting for new meetings with a beloved writer.