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The Palestinian leader’s scholarly abstract sheds light on the crude deformations of Soviet Zionology and how they are reflected in today’s universities
As Vladimir Putin methodically destroys the remains of Russian civil society, a new group of emigres flees the country, only to find themselves frozen out of Western life
A trio of movies offers radically different ideas about identity, memory, and the significance of forgetting
On the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, hearing rare stories of survival from the Holocaust-era Soviet territories
At a time when the Jewish world feels more divided than ever, the museum offers a vision of radical togetherness
Soviet Jews stood up to anti-Zionism once before. Now they are helping the younger generation of American Jews—including their own children—fight back against a wave of defamation and hate, while mainstream Jewish organizations wilt.
Composed before 16 Soviet Jews attempted to hijack a small plane in 1970, this declaration calls out the U.N. for turning a blind eye to their human rights and pleads for the Jewish world not to take its freedom for granted
Fifty years ago today in Leningrad, a small group of Soviet Jews was tried for attempting a daring escape to Israel. Eerily, their story is relevant again—this time, for American Jews.
Binging documentaries while under quarantine in Haifa offers a much-needed window into a country that can feel unreal
A conversation with Natan Sharansky, author of ‘Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People’
Journalism doesn’t have to stifle the truth in the service of fashionable causes and personal narcissism. It’s a choice.
Collective demonization invades our culture
What lessons can we learn from them today?
Jesse Eisenberg is a riveting Marcel Marceau, in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s ‘Resistance’
Fifty years ago, a group of daring Georgian Jews openly asked for freedom. Their ‘Letter of the Eighteen’ remains one of the most consequential moments in the history of European Jewry, paving the way for the exodus of 1.5 million Soviet Jews.
The full English text of the letters that spawned the exodus of Soviet Jewry
How antisemitic Soviet propaganda informs contemporary left anti-Zionism
Symbolic commemoration of a massacre is subsumed in national politics