Perspective 70. Ukrainian Jews Flee to…

Since Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine, an estimated 8371 Ukrainian Jews have sought refuge in Israel, as of April 8. Is this a new departure in Israel's role as a haven for Jewish communities in distress? No. Not in the least. Apart from the estimated quarter million Ukrainian Jews who left the former Soviet Union when it dissolved and gates opened, the influx of Jewish refugees from these same cities and towns goes back 140 years and is intimately connected with the origins of modern Israel.

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