Rokhl’s Golden City: Jewish Bolsheviks, Yiddish songs, ‘Comrade Stalin,’ and the year that changed the world
My winding journey through music mirrored my journey of Jewish discovery
How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics
As the Civil Rights activist and former Brandeis president nears his centennial, are we any closer to his goals for liberty and justice for all within the law?
‘Operation Wedding’ is directed by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, whose parents led the Leningrad plane hijacking that was ultimately foiled by the KGB
The epic story of how one American Jew became ‘twinned’ with a coreligionist in Soviet Russia he eventually helped bring to freedom—and why it taught him so much about true resistance and activism
Independence Day is doubly special for the legendary refusenik Natan Sharansky and his family. He sits down for a wide-ranging interview about his wife Avital, love among Jewish people, and the promise of freedom.
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
Acclaimed Israeli writer and poet brought Jewish music to the masses
The ardent Zionist and devoted Jewish civil servant died last week at age 100
The secret story of a secular celebration