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.
Why are we so afraid to say something so obvious out loud? How will our children know how important this is if we are too afraid to say it?