The Soviet refusenik recalls the politics that led to the founding of the Helsinki Group 40 years ago today
This May Day, a Jewish Refusenik looks back on the Spring of 1985
‘The indulgent nibbles ranged from crackers heaped with piles of orange caviar to delicacies like pieces of cow’s tongue’
Tablet Original Fiction set in the all-inclusive resorts of the Dominican Republic
She was an enforcer of liberal morality in the face of cultish leader worship in the former Soviet Union. Who can take up her mantle?
New novels in English by Soviet émigrés navigate the line between immigrant memoir and true fiction
‘The Zhivago Affair’ is a detailed reconstruction of one of the most fascinating of the Cold War’s cultural skirmishes
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
Holocaust revisionism rises in old Jewish strongholds of Vilna, Kovno & Riga
Immigrants from the former Soviet republic brought their recipes to Israel, where chefs and TV shows have made them popular
Kaddish for the recently deceased poet with a history of bigotry, from a poet with a feeling for jazz
A new history and film remind amnesiac Russia of the individual lives shattered and disfigured by Stalinist oppression
Blossom director Zane Buzby offers financial support to a group of tragically overlooked Holocaust survivors
A look back and a look forward
Russian-born Julia Loktev’s haunting new The Loneliest Planet sends beautiful youth into the wilderness
A Jewish Ukrainian immigrant needed a voice to help reconcile her foreign past and her American future. She found it—in Kanye West.
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
Elon Lindenstrauss, the first Israeli to win a Fields Medal in mathematics, brought home a prize that marks Jewish achievement in the field
The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.
Blumi Lazar’s nuptials—she’s the daughter of Berel Lazar, the chief rabbi of Russia—attracted 1,500 people to one of Moscow’s biggest parks, a scene that was unimaginable just 20 years ago
Newly released from prison, the Jewish tycoon was Russia’s wealthiest oligarch – and the Kremlin’s chief critic
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.