Maxim D. Shrayer is a professor at Boston College and the author, most recently, of Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, and the editor of Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories by David Shrayer-Petrov. Shrayer lives in Brookline, Mass., with his family and in summer directs the South Chatham Writers’ Workshop on Cape Cod.
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Is it Time to Compose an Elegy for Russia’s Jewry?

A trip to the ‘old’ circus with imaginary Jewish clowns

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A Former Soviet Jew’s Political Journey

How I went from a Reagan supporter to feeling despondent over Trump and my children’s future

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Picking Mushrooms in America: A Jewish Immigrant Tradition

Every fall, Russian Jewish families go foraging for culinary treasure on Cape Cod

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Memories of Our Lost Soviet Youth

This May Day, a Jewish Refusenik looks back on the Spring of 1985

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Arthur Miller’s Forgotten Masterpiece

‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks

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A Genius in the Attic: Secrets of a Cape Cod Dacha

Tablet original fiction, on Vladimir Nabokov’s 116th birthday

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Ahlabustin, or Russians in Punta Cana

Tablet Original Fiction set in the all-inclusive resorts of the Dominican Republic

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