Rosenblum, ace of spies.
One of the greatest Jewish historians on the clash of civilizations that played out within the psyches of young Odessan Jews.
Putin’s “denazification” of Ukraine has prompted Odessa’s Jews to flee for their lives.
And why Yiddish plays attracted Gentile audiences.
A teenaged boy skips his violin lessons.
What he shared with Isaac Babel.
A humorous and poignant picture of the author’s hometown.
Brilliant Russian writer, great Zionist leader: the two sides come together in The Five (1935), a novel exploring Judaism and assimilation in his native Odessa.
Old Odessa was tempting: a Vegas-like playground free of restrictions where “you can see the flames of hell.” But what does Odessa tell us. . .
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.