As Russian Jews, our family always celebrated Novy God—and we always did it by baking my favorite cake
For Ukrainian and Russian Jews, the past three decades now seem like a brief flash of light between two long periods of darkness
As a child, I yearned to leave southern Brooklyn’s enclave of Soviet Jewish immigrants. But watching old home movies decades later, I saw the place in a new light.
Women’s History Month: Pauline Wengeroff, the late-19th-century Russian grandmother and memoirist who saw through the emerging patriarchy in Eastern Europe, was no Betty Friedan
The Russian president and Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar write letters to the Jews of Russia
A new biography of the Gunzburgs reminds us that not all Russian Jews were persecuted revolutionaries
What lessons can we learn from them today?
A portrait of my father, the refusenik writer and medical scientist David Shrayer-Petrov, as a New England poet, on his 84th birthday
I knew it was out there somewhere
The great Soviet dissident and refusenik talks about discovering Hebrew, foiling the KGB, and surviving the ‘banya’
JetLAG, the largest open-air Russian music gathering in the United States, is an archipelago of post-Soviet affinity groups nestled on the banks of the Делавэр River in the Catskills
The rules enforced by Israel’s evermore extreme Rabbinate punish Russian Jews who come to the country to escape religious persecution
How the center of a Russian-guitar culture ended up in the American Midwest, under the stewardship of its greatest enthusiast
Young Russian Jews who commit to regular study can attend European trips they could’ve only dreamed of. Might Birthright be able to learn something?
An émigré travels in Chile with his wife and daughters
Julia Alekseyeva’s moving tale of her great-grandmother, a Russian refugee, and the perils and promises of idealism
Every fall, Russian Jewish families go foraging for culinary treasure on Cape Cod
By looking broadly at early Soviet photography and film in ‘The Power of Pictures,’ a new exhibit turns away from Soviet Jews and their specific struggle to avoid being lost to history