Facts about Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's Jewish president

What’s happening in Ukraine is terrifying and heartbreaking. I can’t help but see parallels to world history, and to Jewish history, and Zelensky is emerging as a Jewish hero.



Often in Judaism, the heroes are unexpected leaders, and they're underdogs. Learning about Zelensky's background was interesting, and I saw so many similarities to the story of Hanukkah.


Here are some facts about Ukraine’s first Jewish president that I sourced from The Forward and the BBC.



Video version of facts about Volodymyr Zelensky


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