Podcast: Matti Friedman on the Russian Aliyah—Thirty Years Later

The Israeli journalist and author of our November essay joins us to talk about the lives featured in his work.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak greets immigrants arriving by plane from Moscow on May 7, 2000 in Tel Aviv. SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak greets immigrants arriving by plane from Moscow on May 7, 2000 in Tel Aviv. SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images.

Observation
Nov. 19 2020
About the authors

A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.

Matti Friedman is the author of a memoir about the Israeli war in Lebanon, Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story of a Forgotten War (2016). His latest book is Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel (2019).


This Week’s Guest: Matti Friedman

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