Ben G. Frank


At 70, Jewish Autonomous Region Gets a Face-lift

By Ben G. Frank

LETTER FROM BIROBIDZHANWherever you went last month in Birobidzhan — crossing the road, pausing on the sidewalk, entering a store or public building — you couldn’t escape the city’s frantic makeover. The capital of Russia’s so-called Jewish Autonomous Region, one of the odder footnotes of 20th-century JewishRead More



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