In the Soviet Union, Jewish gangsters began discovering the dangers of getting rich in a corrupt communist state
Stories of life, death, and divided houses
In Brooklyn’s Little Odessa, residents keep a close eye on what’s happening in Ukraine
Rokhl’s Golden City: A day in Coney Island
Dispatch from the inaugural Brighton Beach Pride Parade in south Brooklyn
The Israeli foreign minister met with fellow Soviet Jewish émigrés last night
Life is back to normal, but for elderly residents of Brighton Beach, the storm was a reminder that nowhere is totally safe
With a chance to finally elect one of their own to New York’s City Council, Russian politicos let their suspicions run wild
What a newly-released UJA study reveals
Plus Romney gains Jewish support, Farrakhan blames the Jews, and more
In a new collection, One to Nothing, Russian-born photographer Irina Rozovsky portrays an unsettled Israel in struggle with itself
A Jewish Ukrainian immigrant needed a voice to help reconcile her foreign past and her American future. She found it—in Kanye West.
The new Lifetime reality show Russian Dolls portrays the Russian-American Jews of Brighton Beach as celebrating neither America nor their Judaism but the freedom to be stereotypically Russian
In Departures, half-forgotten poet-critic Paul Zweig—who died in 1984 at the age of 49—recalls the decade he spent in Paris on the run from and in search of his Jewish self
Twenty years after the fall of the USSR, the 1990s wave of Russian-Jewish immigrants is a reliably Republican voting bloc. But as their children assimilate, Russian Jews’ politics get harder to pin down.
Cosmopolitan yet barbarous, Jew-filled and Jew-free, remote but central—a new history explores the Black Sea port city’s many contradictions
Yeah, we said ‘Who?’ too
Soviet Jews survived by gaming the system, so it’s no surprise some felt entitled to fraudulently claim reparations from Germany
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