By Lea Zeltserman
TweetYourShabbat is all about embracing diverse — and imperfect — Shabbat dinners
It’s Friday afternoon and Jews across the country are gathering on their phones for the traditional…Twitter Shabbat posting. Yes, for a brief period every Friday, Jewish Twitter is filled with questions about kugel or brisket, and menus of gefilte fish, roasted chicken and pareve babka. The tweets are tied together by a single hashtag —#TweetYourShabbat….
We Fled Anti-Semitism In The Soviet Union. Now I Fear For My Children — In America.
When I was in high school, my brother hung an Israeli flag in his bedroom window. Our father’s reaction was instantaneous: The flag had to come down. We scoffed. We said things like “This isn’t the USSR” and “Come on, it’s the ‘90s” in our most wizened, know-it-all teenage voices. The flag came down but…
Why Russian Jews Don’t Want to Hear About Being Saved
The losses of Jacob Birnbaum on April 9, just a few days before Passover, and then Yuli Kosharovsky on April 15, the first day of the Festival of Freedom — both of them giants of the Soviet Jewry movement — seem particularly poignant. It happens to be the 50th anniversary of the first demonstration in…
Shabbat Meals: A Soviet Soup Tastes Like Freedom in the New Country
If you are Russian, then you know implicitly that, much like the proverbial tree in the forest, a meal didn’t actually happen unless soup was involved. Or, in my grandmother’s words, if we didn’t eat our soup, our kishki (intestines) would dry up. Consequently, I have spent a lot of my life eating soup. Like…
A Desperate Campaign To Remember Soviet Jewish War Heroes Races Against Time
Toronto — Leonid Shenker likes to greet visitors to his apartment here dressed in his Soviet military ensemble, the jacket heavy with medals and stripes. At 88, the former Soviet veteran needs a walker to move across the apartment, which he doesn’t leave unless accompanied by his daughter. But his voice is clear and proud…
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