Alina Dizik is a freelance
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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
Let Freedom Bling
Why do I wear a Jewish star on my necklace? Because in other places, people can’t.
· August 18, 2015
Why I Started Lighting Shabbat Candles
As a Soviet émigré, I didn’t grow up caring about Jewish traditions. But a visit to a concentration camp changed my mind.
· November 14, 2014
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