Avigdor Lieberman Speaks Russian in Brooklyn

The Israeli foreign minister met with fellow Soviet Jewish émigrés last night

At a Jewish Senior Center in Brooklyn, Anxiety Looms a Year After Hurricane Sandy

Life is back to normal, but for elderly residents of Brighton Beach, the storm was a reminder that nowhere is totally safe

In Brooklyn, Robocalls Charge Candidate Was a KGB Spy. But Who Made the Claim?

With a chance to finally elect one of their own to New York’s City Council, Russian politicos let their suspicions run wild

The Reality of Jewish Poverty in New York City

What a newly-released UJA study reveals

Sundown: Wax Anne Frank Is Creepy

Plus Romney gains Jewish support, Farrakhan blames the Jews, and more

Keeping Score

In a new collection, One to Nothing, Russian-born photographer Irina Rozovsky portrays an unsettled Israel in struggle with itself

Graduation

A Jewish Ukrainian immigrant needed a voice to help reconcile her foreign past and her American future. She found it—in Kanye West.

Mother Russia

The new Lifetime reality show Russian Dolls portrays the Russian-American Jews of Brighton Beach as celebrating neither America nor their Judaism but the freedom to be stereotypically Russian

Remembered

In Departures, half-forgotten poet-critic Paul Zweig—who died in 1984 at the age of 49—recalls the decade he spent in Paris on the run from and in search of his Jewish self

What a Country

Twenty years after the fall of the USSR, the 1990s wave of Russian-Jewish immigrants is a reliably Republican voting bloc. But as their children assimilate, Russian Jews’ politics get harder to pin down.

Brittle Odessa

Cosmopolitan yet barbarous, Jew-filled and Jew-free, remote but central—a new history explores the Black Sea port city’s many contradictions

Salita Slaughters Wayka

Yeah, we said ‘Who?’ too

Old Ways

Soviet Jews survived by gaming the system, so it’s no surprise some felt entitled to fraudulently claim reparations from Germany

How The Holocaust Funds Were Bilked

Eligible recipients paid fees to alleged fraudsters

Salita Stays In-Borough For Next Bout

Jewish boxer will fight in Brooklyn September 1st

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