Lea Zeltserman is a Toronto-based writer who focuses on Soviet Jewish immigration. She is the publisher of the Soviet Samovar, a monthly roundup of Russian Jewish news, culture and events. Her Twitter feed is @zeltserman.
Jews from the former Soviet Union didn’t grow up with the ‘typical’ holiday treats—so I tried to imagine what we might have made for Purim
Under communism, Soviet Jews ate plov, pork-laden sosiski, and ‘herring under fur coat.’ But does that make those dishes ‘Jewish food’?
‘Operation Wedding’ is directed by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, whose parents led the Leningrad plane hijacking that was ultimately foiled by the KGB
By focusing on their departure only, the film misses what the migrants became
Long-lost and suppressed classics with complicated depictions of the Shoah have found a revivalist champion
Developers are creating Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini iPhone apps that offer little more than propaganda. And Apple’s gatekeepers approve them.