Refuseniks

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

June 17 2021 12:01AM

Seder in the gulag.

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy
March 22 2021 12:01AM

So long as you engage in doublethink, you can’t be truly free.

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy
Feb. 12 2021 12:01AM

The struggle for Jewish dignity that once sparked Jewish pride in millions is slipping from memory.

Izabella Tabarovsky
April 13 2020 12:01AM

Meet Barbara Oberman.

Abigail Klein Leichman
March 4 2020 12:01AM

Reflections on the anniversary of the celebrated refusenik’s release.

Burton Caine
Feb. 12 2020 12:01AM

With the help of an “Esperanto” club.

Yosef Begun
Oct. 3 2019 12:01AM

It is not racism to deny honoring her.

Jonathan Tobin
Jan. 16 2019 12:01AM

A lesson from the experience of Soviet dissidents.

June 20 2018 12:01AM

An anniversary in more ways than one.

Natan Sharanksy
July 1 2016 12:01AM

A reminder that freedom itself is irrepressible.

Feb. 12 2016 12:01AM

During two exoduses, defiance proved better than comfort.

Natan Sharansky and Rachel Sharansky Danziger
Jan. 14 2016 12:01AM

Youthful encounters with the late Vladimir Slepak, the “stately bull” who helped win freedom for Soviet Jews.

April 29 2015 12:01AM