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
Francine Klagsbrun’s Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel takes the the top prize, and David Grossman’s much-heralded A Horse Walks Into a Bar wins the fiction category
How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics
One of Israel’s singular storytellers dies at 86
In his memoir ‘Measure of a Man,’ Martin Greenfield recalls how he survived Auschwitz to become an iconic tailor to the stars