Gary Cherkassky’s grandmother, who is 80 years old, isn’t on Facebook or Instagram. She doesn’t even have a smartphone. But if you are a Russian Jew, chances are you’ve probably heard what she has to say somewhere on the internet.
Sasha Senderovich’s story is an exception to the typical experience of younger Russian Jews, who found it all but impossible to convince relatives to shift course.
Some 300 women had applied to participate in the contest.
Russian Jews have enough smarts to evaluate political options and make informed choices out of their own preferences, Dmitry Gringauz writes.
You’d think people who left their homeland to escape anti-Semitism — and whose families include victims of the Holocaust and the Gulag — would see the signs.
At a senior center in South Brooklyn, the old Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet bloc can’t wait to vote for Donald Trump.
Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 — the date on which the Soviet Union, then in its final days, ended its policy of taking away the passports of Jews who left the country with exit visas to Israel.
What does it mean to be an American Jew? Artists Alina and Jeff Bliumis’ new book explores the concept of identity, one selfie at a time.
The recent Pew survey of American Jews showed an increasing emphasis on culture, not religious practice. That’s not news to Jews in the former Soviet Union, Zvi Gitelman writes.
Berlin’s main Jewish organization is nearly dysfunctional amid leadership feuds and an influx of Israelis and Russians. Will it cripple the influence of Germany’s largest community?