— The city state of Monaco, which is sandwiched between France and Italy, saw the largest Jewish gathering in its history during a visit to the principality by more than 1,000 Russian Jews. The celebration Thursday, which was hosted by the tiny Jewish community of Monaco, was organized by its president, Aaron Frenkel, and…
It was a generation that faced wars, famines, social and economic upheavals, and the dizzying twists and turns of Soviet policy, along with the special burden of official anti-Semitism.
— A Russian appeals court affirmed the expulsion order issued against an American rabbi working in Sochi, in what a local leader of the Chabad movement called a “dark day” for Jews. In its ruling Tuesday against Ari Edelkopf, the Krasnodar Court of Appeals accepted the position of a Sochi tribunal that earlier this…
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had misled Congress over his contacts with a Russian official before the U.S. presidential election and for the good of the country should resign.
Sen Al Franken said he is “very troubled” that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during his confirmation hearing.
It was reported on Thursday that Flynn might have discussed easing sanctions on Russia with that country’s ambassador before Trump took office.
A Jewish chef in Moscow talks about what goes into opening a kosher restaurant, what it’s like to be be an observant Jew in Russia today, and the dishes he’s serving to Jews and non-Jews alike.
(JTA) — Bucking a noticeable decrease in Jewish immigration to Israel this year, the number of Russian Jews who moved to the Jewish state has reached a 10-year record of 7,000 newcomers. Overall, some 27,000 people moved to Israel this year under its Law of Return for Jews and their relatives, or made aliyah, according…
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.
When it comes to Russia, Republicans are following Donald Trump into territory that belies everything they’ve believed, writes Karol Markowicz.