The World Knows It as Kiev or Kyiv. To Jews, It's Yehupetz.

The name is comical and magical at once, designating a city of broad boulevards and fancy shop windows known to Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the dairyman and others.


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March 9 2022
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More about: Arts & Culture, East European Jewry, Kiev, Sholem Aleichem, Ukraine