Dovid Margolin is a senior editor at Chabad.org, where he writes on Jewish life around the world, with a particular interest in Russian Jewish history.
The author took a recent journey to a Soviet mass gravesite where his great-grandfather is buried, and speaks about how it helped him understand Jewish and Soviet history.
The Chabad writer joins us to discuss how the Jewish communities of Ukraine have adapted to the war.
This week, we dig through the archives to bring you excerpts from our best conversations on faith, mortality, tradition, obligation, and sin.
Caught in the middle of Russia’s hybrid war on their country, they need serious help—and nobody is listening.
How something as simple as a brief moment of reflection for schoolchildren could influence hearts and minds for the better.
Now that Americans can easily visit the “Latin paradise,” I jumped at the opportunity to see first-hand the reality of life for its few remaining Jews. It isn’t pretty.
Seven decades of persevering, clandestine, hazardous activity devoted to the material and spiritual succor of Jews.
Lugging suitcases or large woven bags—anything big enough to hold a carton of matzah without raising suspicion—tens of thousands made their way to underground bakeries.
A first-hand report on the refugees from the war-torn towns of eastern Ukraine.