Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ukraine: Uman hotel refuses to rent rooms to Jews, Jewish leader says

Via Jerusalem Post:
A hotel in Uman is refusing to rent out rooms to Jews, a leader of Ukraine’s Jewish community said.

Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, wrote Thursday on Facebook that an administrator at Uman City Plaza told him the policy was in place because the last time that Jews were allowed to stay at the hotel, it required repairs.


In Uman, many locals resent the Jewish pilgrimage because they say it invites criminality and does not contribute to the local economy because most pilgrims pay other Jews for various services, including housing in apartments in Pushkina and kosher food.
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