Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef accused the state of deliberately inviting Soviet immigrants to Israel to weaken the political power of the haredi Orthodox.
A child chess prodigy, he kept himself sane in solitary confinement by playing chess in his mind: “I played thousands of games, and I won them all.”
When Masha Kisel’s Russian parents sent her to a Jewish sleepaway camp in the United States, she was bullied in all sorts of ways.
In Russia, food was actually a lot better. Peasant food is better for you.
Saturday mornings are busy in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay neighborhood, as residents run errands and grab meals. The Underground Boxing Gym on Avenue X is strangely quiet, though. No one is sparring in the ring, or punching the heavy bags that hang from the ceiling, as they are Sunday through Friday.
It’s not a Christmas tree. It’s a ‘yolka’.
“We have kept together because we understand each other like no one else can, or ever will.”
“Nu, I am not a hero. I am an engineer. It had to be done.”
The health of younger Russian Jews in the US is even worse than the older generation; Meribel Goldwin has a solution.
Despite its origins in the work of the Jewish Karl Marx, communism never served the Jewish people particularly well.