Russia has likened the protests to pogroms, but Jews have joined the movement because what’s at stake is an independent future
The Jewish master is as Russian as a Big Mac
Worried bubbe leaves best pre-Olympics voicemail ever
Russia is eager to hide its abominable persecution of gays behind Olympic pomp. We mustn’t let it.
The Soviet Jewish émigré and the founder of an American organization for LGBT Russian-speakers says, ‘We’re all activists now’
A new history and film remind amnesiac Russia of the individual lives shattered and disfigured by Stalinist oppression
Plus a Ruth Bader Ginsburg bobblehead exists, and more in the news
Tycoon-turned-dissident jailed for 10 years until Putin’s surprise pardon
Jewish oil tycoon turned noble dissident has been imprisoned for 10 years
Plus a new dating site called Jzoog, and more in the news
An international cast of characters is embroiled in a bizarre legal dispute over the late rabbi’s personal collection of books
Just weeks after the group, unlike AIPAC, wouldn’t support a Syria strike
The Russian premier got a lot of help from the editors
Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East
Jews, too, have a stake in the Olympic committee’s cowardly attempt to stifle gay rights protests at Sochi this winter
Why Putin believes U.S. policies in the Middle East since the Arab Spring have been misguided, unprincipled, and dangerous
Oh yes, and will help revive nuclear talks as well
Journalists Masha Gessen, Miriam Elder, and Michael Idov talk about a changing Russia and their place in it
Putin and Murdoch lead our divorce round-up
The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test
Plus Joyce Brothers (1927-2013) and Israeli settlements for Palestinians
That was quick.
It’s time to take on Russia
Our adopted children escaped the misery of Russian orphanages. Others won’t be as lucky.
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
Plus a member of Satmar community gets indicted on attack on rabbi
Plus the second-oldest known fragment of the Hebrew bible has been digitized
Plus, will the Camp David Accords be altered?
Joe Lieberman rumored to be Romney pick for Secretary of State
U.S. seeks Russian support as civil war takes on sectarian dimensions