Wallenberg Scraps, Said Not to Exist, Published

What else don’t we know about the Righteous Gentile?

Lithuanian Holocaust Memorial Vandalized

Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked

Unlikely Martyr: Mikhail Khodorkovsky as Noble Dissident in Putin’s Russia

Newly released from prison, the Jewish tycoon was Russia’s wealthiest oligarch – and the Kremlin’s chief critic

Eastern Exposure

David Shneer’s new book on Soviet Jewish photographers and the pictures they took offers a new perspective on 20th-century history, from the Russian Revolution to the Holocaust

Home Stand

Tajikistan was home to thousands of Bukharan Jews, and conditions seemed right for it to stay that way. But the legacy of Soviet persecution and recent Central Asian ties to Iran have made Jewish life more difficult to maintain.

Harder Than Your Hanukkah

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Old Ways

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

National Insecurity: The Case for Jonathan Pollard

American Jews haven’t stood up for Jonathan Pollard. That might finally be changing.

Back in the USSR

Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement

Anti-Anti-Semitism

World Without Nazism is a Kremlin-flavored Anti-Defamation League for the post-Soviet realm—but is it good for Jews?

Mountain Jews

Despite diminishing numbers, a historical Jewish community thrives in Azerbaijan

Abraham Cahan Speaks

On his 150th birthday, an imaginary interview with the founding editor of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’

Bomb Proof

The 1967 Soviet-Egyptian intervention in Israel is a lesson in how not to block a Mideast bomb

The Holocaust in Russia, Photographed

The Soviet Union obscured victims’ Jewishness

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A very Ladino Hanukkah, a very Latvian Hanukkah, and more

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