The legendary Soviet political prisoner and Israeli government minister on the war in Ukraine, the two Vladimirs, and the implications for the Middle East
How Soviet anti-Semitism buried Jewish scientists
In assessing my own liberation, I recall a conformity that feels terrifyingly familiar today
A conversation with Natan Sharansky, Rod Dreher, and Bari Weiss
A conversation with Natan Sharansky, author of ‘Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People’
What lessons can we learn from them today?
My father, Natan Sharansky, lived through his own Exodus. The seminal Passover text taught me how to tell his story.
Extraordinary photographs of a refusenik picnic in 1974, when Soviet Jews were far from free
A reporter who knew the late Arizona senator throughout his political career remembers an imperfect man who tried to do what was right
Alon Nechushtan’s new jazz-opera ‘Survival Codes’ mythologizes the sacred languages that kept Soviet Jewry alive
Our elites are useless, but there are many friends to be had elsewhere
The Jewish Diaspora versus the national-policy interests of the Jewish state: a dispatch from a confounding forum on the rise and spread of an old hatred
Symbolic commemoration of a massacre is subsumed in national politics
How a failure to come to an agreement to allow equal access to the holy site for the non-Orthodox would reverberate across world Jewry
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.
The Soviet refusenik recalls the politics that led to the founding of the Helsinki Group 40 years ago today
Few details are known about the covert operation, which successfully led 19 Yemeni Jews to Israel. One of them, a rabbi, brought a 500-year-old Torah scroll with him.
The refusenik Natan Sharansky and his daughter find inspiration for their exodus in this week’s parasha
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