Visiting Odessa, the city where I grew up, I learned how Isaac Babel turned my great-great-grandmother into an iconic character
The klezmer punk rockers cover lots of ground on their rollicking new album, ‘Tanz.’ They want you to get crazy to all of it.
Soviet dissident and Freedom Prize winner Josef Zissels becomes a Ukrainian Jew
Gennady Kernes shifted support from Russia to Kiev, but remained a target
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was taken by pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has dual American and Israeli citizenship
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
Ukraine’s far-right political party implicated, but its leaders condemn the act
A visit to Kiev’s Jewish institutions reveals Jews there are less concerned about their neighbors at home than the bully next door
The return of Rabinovich is the revival of a Soviet mentality in Putin’s Russia
Attacks Jewish leadership for condemning Putin’s actions in Crimea
Three historians argue that the threat of far-right extremists is no less urgent than the military danger from Moscow
As a Soviet Jewish émigré, I broke all ties to Russia and its language—or so I thought, until my daughter was born
Century-old Soviet method of legitimizing national self-determination lives on
Jewish residents think about fleeing—if they have anywhere to go
Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation
Historians explain the man of the moment in Ukraine
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Cites Ukraine’s appointment of oligarchs as governors as reason for unrest
Links passports issued to Russians in Crimea to Nazi population transfers
Jews in Kiev say the protests were about democracy; others in Odessa believe the Maidan was full of Nazis. Now what?
Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there
Racist nationalists are not determining the direction of the Maidan movement
Russia has likened the protests to pogroms, but Jews have joined the movement because what’s at stake is an independent future
Plus Kerry says spring peace deal still attainable, and more in the news
The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
If you hate beets, you probably haven’t had them prepared properly. Here’s a dessert that’ll have you seeing red—in a good way.
Women from all over the world will travel to Ukraine to pray at the grave of Hasidic leader Rebbe Nachman of Breslov