Podcast: David Rozenson on How His Family Escaped the Soviet Union and Why He Chose to Return

The Jewish leader recalls his upbringing in Soviet Russia and explains what inspired him to return to the land from which his family fled.

A young man studies with an older one in a Moscow synagogue. Photo by Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images.

A young man studies with an older one in a Moscow synagogue. Photo by Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images.

Observation
June 17 2021
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David Rozenson is the executive director of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem.

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