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Asher and David Cherkaskyi, Ukrainian Orthodox Jews who are father and son and have both been on the front lines in Ukraine's fight against Russian occupation, in Dnipro in July. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

Jewish Ukrainian father and son soldiers mark holy days under cloud of Russia's war

A father and son fighting for Ukraine against the Russian invasion say the war has heightened their Jewish identity.

Asher and David Cherkaskyi, Ukrainian Orthodox Jews who are father and son and have both been on the front lines in Ukraine's fight against Russian occupation, in Dnipro in July. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Eleanor Beardsley/NPR

Jewish Ukrainian father and son soldiers mark holy days under cloud of Russia's war

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