With some of his writings being reprinted for an Orthodox audience, my relative’s scholarly achievements are revealed
With his regime’s survival threatened by mass protests, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gives up on trying to balance East and West
Dispatch from the protests where, unlike in Western Europe, tattooed demonstrators with purple hair and skinny jeans also wear large crosses
Alyaksandr Lukashenko wants ‘all Jews in Belarus under control’
Plus Joan Rivers the octogenarian, Jonah Lehrer is back, and more
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange preaches openness. But in Belarus, Europe’s last dictator is using once-secret U.S. cables to go after dissidents.
Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands contextualizes the story of Eastern European Jewry’s sad fate without relativizing it
Preparing to officiate at my parents’ wedding-vow renewal, I discovered a connection to Judaism I didn’t know I had
Aliyah B intrigue, Chagall de-Jewified, and more
Belarus embraces Chagall but leaves his Jewishness at the door
And tonight, the ‘Schindler’s List’ theme. Kidding?
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