The Soviet cosmonaut was in the same class as Yuri Gargarin.
A refusenik details her journey out of the USSR.
In his new book, Gennady Estraikh writes that the Forverts was once heavily influenced by the Russian Jewish intelligentsia.
“She was more concerned about the looting and the vandalism. Now, she gets it.”
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.”
The skeleton of the unknown warrior lay beneath the courtyard of a ninth-century Czech castle, one hand on the pommel of an iron sword.
Paul Robeson spoke Yiddish and sang beautifully in the language. His role in Yiddish literary history is, however, decidedly tragic.
American Jews should beware of the left’s growing anti-Zionism. It gives me flashbacks to the horrors I experienced as a Jew in the USSR.
Only naive observers believed that in the 1920s writers like Dovid Bergelson and Moyshe Kulbak returned to the USSR solely for ideological reasons.
In Russia, food was actually a lot better. Peasant food is better for you.