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Ukraine: Jewish History and Culture

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Kabbalistic Amulet: Jewish mysticism and Hasidism are important parts of Ukraine's Jewish heritage. According to tradition, Israel ben Eliezer -- Ba'al Shem Tov (1700-1760) -- father of the Hasidic movement, was born in Ukraine's Podolia province: "One who is full of joy is full of love for humanity and all fellow creatures."

Last Updated: 5 September 2005

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