Laura Bialis

Fighter: Kosharovsky with his wife and baby in 1981.

Yuli Kosharovsky, Soviet Jewry's 'Man Behind the Scenes,' Dies at 72

Yuli Kosharovsky, one of the leaders of the refusenik movement in the Soviet Union, has died in a fall from a tree. Laura Bialis remembers her friend and hero.

Without Arik, There's No One To Sing

For my American friends: Its hard to describe what is going on today in Tel Aviv and all over Israel. The entire country is in a state of mourning for a man who was a cultural icon.