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In This Week’s Yiddish Forward

• Sukkot holiday folklore.

• Joshua Fishman writes on the new dangers of antisemitism.

• Rukhl Schaechter reviews Peter Rosen’s documentary “Khachaturian,” the story of a talented Armenian composer who reluctantly became a posterboy for the Soviet ideal.

• Mikhail Krutikov writes on Jewish studies in Russia and the politics that affect them.

•Gennadi Estraikh discusses the history of celebrating Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem in the former Soviet Union.

In this Week’s Russian Forward

• Leah Moses analyzes the conflict between Holocaust survivors and the Claims Conference.

• Arkady Kagan writes about how retired general Wesley Clark is being attacked by both conservatives and liberals.

• Opinions from readers and writers on antisemitic articles in California Russian-language weekly “Contact.”

• Eitan Finkelshtein writes about an anti-discrimination lawsuit filed by Muslims in Germany.

• Report on meeting of roughly 500,000 Ukrainian Jews at the Yad Vashem memorial museum in Israel on Erev Yom Kippur.

• Interview with Dmitriy Elyashevich, the head of St. Petersburg’s Judaica University.

• Lyubov Burban shares her opinion on the terrorist attack in a Moscow theater a year ago, which took the life of her son, Grigoriy.

‘The Forverts Hour’

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