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Posts Tagged: Soviet Union Jews

August 24, 2023 10:30 am

The Jews of Samarkand: Remembering the Death of Stalin

“The Jewish Underground of Samarkand: How Faith Defied Soviet Rule” by Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman (Mandel Vilar Press, 2023) “The Jewish Underground of Samarkand: How Faith Defied...

March 23, 2023 10:39 am

Antisemitic Tropes in the Age of Post-Soviet War

The Russians are playing the “Jewish card” to ideologically justify their invasion of Ukraine, explaining it as a “fight against the radical nationalist, fascist, and...

September 2, 2022 10:46 am

Gorbachev: The Man Who ‘Let My People Go’ — With Some Prompting

In October 1986, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev met for a summit in Iceland. A group of Soviet Jewry activists from the...

November 7, 2021 4:15 pm

30 Years After USSR Collapse, Soviet Jews Are Home in America

This year will mark 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, officially ripping apart the Iron Curtain, and providing the long sought-after freedom...

September 12, 2018 11:11 am

Soviet Antisemitism in a British Guise - It’s back. The “it” I refer to is a phenomenon pretty much unknown to newer generations of Jews in terms of direct experience, but it...

November 10, 2017 11:50 am

Hopes Betrayed: The Russian Revolution and the Jews - Another week, another centennial. Following the Balfour Declaration’s milestone, it’s now time to look back on the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, where a communist...

October 5, 2016 7:09 am

Telling Our Children the Story of Russian Jewry

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Shalom, the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Washington, DC, has written a touching and powerful new children’s book, An Extra Seat. This easy-to-read picture...

September 30, 2016 10:49 am

Who Is a Jew? And Who Gets to Decide?

Since Israel's founding in 1948, one of its most contentious problems has been trying to define "Who is a Jew?" The premise behind Israel’s creation was to...

April 15, 2016 7:09 am

Opting Out of Freedom

During the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany, a young woman found herself traveling on a packed tram. She was Jewish but living in hiding...

April 23, 2014 9:28 am

50 Years Later: The March That Launched the Soviet Jewry Movement - "We didn't know you couldn't organize a mass rally in four days, and sometimes if you don't know, then you just plunge...

November 5, 2013 11:51 am

Jews in the Former Soviet Union Embrace Jewish Identity - In a complex journey that can start as simply as children asking their parents what their family name means, younger Jews...

June 23, 2013 7:52 pm

Jewish Agency Board Convenes for First Time in Former Soviet Union - The Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) convened in the territory of the former Soviet Union for the...

April 18, 2013 8:31 am

Christian Program Brings Youths Together on Tours of Israel

A program run by an international Christian organization is bringing Christian youths from around the world on two-week tours of Israel to understand the complex...


Explosion from Hezbollah Drone Leaves Man Seriously Injured in Northern Isr...

i24 News - A resident of northern Israel sustained serious injuries on Saturday after an explosive-laden drone, believed to be...


Biden Pressure on Israel Partly Due to Concerns Over 2024 Election, Says Is...

Israeli politician and former Ambassador Danny Danon attributed US President Joe Biden's increasingly critical posture toward Israel's war on the...

Middle East

Israelis on Edge as Iranian Threat to Attack Looms

Israelis nationwide are preparing for an imminent attack by Iran and wider escalation in the north with Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terrorist organization based in Lebanon. While much attention has been focused...

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