In his new book, Gennady Estraikh writes that the Forverts was once heavily influenced by the Russian Jewish intelligentsia.
“The proportion of Jews residing in Europe is about the same as it was at the time of Benjamin of Tudela, a Jewish medieval traveler, in 1170.”
The recently deceased rabbi is best known for his Talmud - but his Jewish Center in Moscow was essential to post-Soviet Jewish life.
Dr. Yeshaya Shafit, Russia’s only mohel, travels across the former Soviet Union to correct a historical wrong.
Born in czarist Russia, his university studies were interrupted by World War II, in which he participated in the conquest of Berlin.
Security camera footage showed an arsonist starting the fire at Arkhangelsk’s newly opened Northern Star center.
The 26-year-old has been detained in Russia since April after she was convicted of drug smuggling.
Forverts readers were often desperate for news of their hometowns and families in Europe during World War I.
We’ll give you a hint: Israel is #1.
Naama Issachar, a 25-year-old Israeli army veteran, is “falling apart” in prison, her sister said.