Alina Dizik is a freelance journalist. Follow her on Twitter @dizik.
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.
Why do I wear a Jewish star on my necklace? Because in other places, people can’t.
As a Soviet émigré, I didn’t grow up caring about Jewish traditions. But a visit to a concentration camp changed my mind.
When people ask questions about my Soviet past, the answers aren’t easy. I’d rather be defined by my future.
As a Soviet Jewish émigré, I broke all ties to Russia and its language—or so I thought, until my daughter was born