Maxim D. Shrayer is a professor at Boston College and the author, most recently, of the collection Of Politics and Pandemics. His new memoir, Immigrant Baggage, is forthcoming in March 2023.
A professor of Russian and Jewish studies joins us to talk about the tenuous situation of Russian Jews and their leaders.
Even as we celebrate the great advances of post-Soviet Jewish communities, we need to remain vigilant.
Outwardly secure and flourishing, the community is a fraction of its former size and dwindling. What troubles the minds of those who stay?
It was early 1987, and Jewish emigration was at a virtual standstill. What better way than a drama of victory over ancient enemies to sustain our own hope of escape?
Youthful encounters with the late Vladimir Slepak, the “stately bull” who helped win freedom for Soviet Jews.