Episode 83: Novelist Sana Krasikov and political strategist Patrick Ruffini
· March 23, 2017
Have Yourself an Unorthodox Little Christmas
This week on Unorthodox, how Chinese food and movies became a Jewish Yuletide classic, the Jews behind your favorite Christmas songs, and why Soviet Jews have ‘Christmas’ trees
· December 22, 2016
Clinging to old superstitions connects me to my Soviet Jewish roots. But as a mother, I worry about making my children neurotic about the evil eye.
· February 26, 2016
A Eulogy for Vladimir Slepak
Natan Sharansky remembers his ‘loyal and dependable friend,’ Jewish refusenik and leader, who died yesterday
· April 24, 2015
Enough With Russia, Already: I Want To Be an American
When people ask questions about my Soviet past, the answers aren’t easy. I’d rather be defined by my future.
· July 3, 2014
When My Baby Says Her First Word, Will It Be in English or in Russian?
As a Soviet Jewish émigré, I broke all ties to Russia and its language—or so I thought, until my daughter was born
· March 20, 2014
With Civil War Looming, Ukrainians Agree on One Thing: No One Knows What’s Next
Jews in Kiev say the protests were about democracy; others in Odessa believe the Maidan was full of Nazis. Now what?
· March 5, 2014
Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland
Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there
· March 4, 2014
Are Jews in Ukraine Under Threat?
Racist nationalists are not determining the direction of the Maidan movement
· February 28, 2014
After Yanukovych, Maidan’s Next Fight Will Be To Preserve a Ukraine Safe for Minorities
Russia has likened the protests to pogroms, but Jews have joined the movement because what’s at stake is an independent future
· February 25, 2014
How Yelena Goltsman Ended Up on the Front Lines in the Battle To Boycott the Olympics
The Soviet Jewish émigré and the founder of an American organization for LGBT Russian-speakers says, ‘We’re all activists now’
· February 6, 2014
Watch Israel’s Edgy New Anti-Discrimination Ad
The Ministry of Justice launches campaign to combat bigotry
· January 23, 2014
Could a Jewish Beauty Have Saved Kennedy by Marrying Lee Harvey Oswald in Minsk?
Ella German declined Oswald’s proposal, putting him on course to return to the U.S.—where he would assassinate the president
· October 11, 2013
Regina Spektor’s Immigrant Aid
The Russian-Jewish indie star headlines a benefit for HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, an aging philanthropy seeking new attention
David Meir Grossman
· April 25, 2012
Sundown: Palestinians Ditch Peace Process
Plus great old photos of great old Jews, and more
· February 25, 2011
Soviet Jews survived by gaming the system, so it’s no surprise some felt entitled to fraudulently claim reparations from Germany
· November 18, 2010
The Soviet Republic of Israel?
Today on Tablet
· November 17, 2010
Under the Chuppah
Preparing to officiate at my parents’ wedding-vow renewal, I discovered a connection to Judaism I didn’t know I had
· November 3, 2010
Boxer Yuri Foreman is about to fight for the middleweight title. He’s also studying to be a rabbi.
· November 9, 2009
Ted Kennedy—friend of Israel, champion of social justice, advocate for Soviet Jews—became part of our family
By Sarah Wildman · August 27, 2009
‘Birther’ Leader On Colbert
Woman, born a Soviet Jew, warns of Obama
· July 29, 2009
Festival of Candles
Celebrating Hanukkah—and my grandfather’s birthday—whether behind drawn curtains in Latvia or openly in Canada
· December 5, 2007