Jeffrey Veidlinger is Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author, most recently, of In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine.
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A Tale of Two Assassins

When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians

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The Philosophy Behind Zingerman’s Deli

Co-founder took cues from Russian Anarchists in crafting business empire

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Moscow’s Long History of Intervening in Votes Like Crimea’s

Century-old Soviet method of legitimizing national self-determination lives on

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Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland

Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there

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