Header

Arthur Miller’s Forgotten Masterpiece

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

Header

The Buried Jewish Past of Boris Nemtsov

The murdered opposition leader represented the dilemmas of the Jewish politician in Putin’s Russia

Header

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible in Putin’s Russia

The post-Soviet, postmodern illiberal kleptocracy as a harbinger and warning bell for—the West?

Header

A Requiem for Russia’s Last Great Dissident, Valeriya Novodvorskaya

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?

Header

Moscow Gets a Kosher Nightclub

The Shachar Club will serve kosher food and close for Shabbat

Header

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

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

Header

Ahead of Referendum, Nothing Is Normal In Crimea

Jewish residents think about fleeing—if they have anywhere to go

Header

Designers of New York’s High Line Set Their Sights on Moscow’s Former Ghetto

An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter

Header

Putin Refuses To Let the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Library Leave Moscow

An international cast of characters is embroiled in a bizarre legal dispute over the late rabbi’s personal collection of books

Header

The Children of Refuseniks Report From the Frontlines of Putin’s Russia

Journalists Masha Gessen, Miriam Elder, and Michael Idov talk about a changing Russia and their place in it

Header

Bulldozing Soviet Art

A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?

Header

A Look Back at a Soviet Simchat Torah

An unlikely celebration from Moscow–40 years ago

Header

Moscow Goes Kosher

The Russian capital’s recent boom in kosher restaurants shows that kashrut isn’t just for Jews anymore

Header

Regina Spektor Performance Hits Close to Home

Russian-Jewish singer active in Jewish causes

Header

Moscow Synagogue Bombed After Neo-Nazi Verdict

Shul attack, murder of immigrants, and the Dutch Kosher ban

Header

Sundown: Peace Now?

Plus Grayson’s back, trouble in Moscow, and more

Header

Royal Wedding

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

Header

Bomb Rocks Jerusalem Bus Stop

Unattributed attack wounds dozens, kills one

Header

Sundown: This Week’s ‘Celebration’

Plus oh hi Farrakhan, ‘Brooklyn Shore,’ and more in the news

Header

Sundown: Top Chef’s Eli Cooks Kosher

Plus Moldovan anti-Semitism, a Hanukkah world record, and more

Header

Daybreak: Bibi in Moscow

Plus Spain on Syria and how to stop an Iranian bomb

Header

Moscow Circus Monkeys Around

With Jews-as-primates imagery

Header

Native Sons

Stranded in Russia by the First World War, Chagall turned a generation of boys into artists

Load More...