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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speech On Soviet Jewry

Read the original text of King’s December 1966 address to the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry

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Joining the Exodus

The refusenik Natan Sharansky and his daughter find inspiration for their exodus in this week’s parasha

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A Soviet Drop-Out’s Journey to Freedom

In search of the traces of my refugee transit camp in Vienna, on my way to America

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The Things Refuseniks Carried Out of the Soviet Union

On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience

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New York, Capital of the Jews

A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born

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Stark Loss

The death of a beloved Solomon Schechter teacher shadows a community of former students—many now at the forefront of American Jewish life

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