Why I Started Lighting Shabbat Candles

As a Soviet émigré, I didn’t grow up caring about Jewish traditions. But a visit to a concentration camp changed my mind.

By the Arch of Titus: Spending Tisha B’Av in Rome

Tisha B’Av was the first Jewish holiday I learned about growing up in Soviet Ukraine, and I’ve come to observe it in unexpected ways

Criminal Attachments: Immigration, Family, and Fraud in Soviet Brooklyn

Boris Fishman’s dark new novel explores the tensions between a grandson and his elders as he evolves into an American

How Yelena Goltsman Ended Up on the Front Lines in the Battle To Boycott the Olympics

The Soviet Jewish émigré and the founder of an American organization for LGBT Russian-speakers says, ‘We’re all activists now’

Bulldozing Soviet Art

A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?

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