Almost every week reports emerge of new outbursts of anti-Jewish prejudice.
A long hiatus may be coming to an end.
“From every perspective, it’s better for Jews not to be in Russia.”
Smuggled political literature from Jewish New Yorkers helped.
“It is so fragile, literally crumbling apart.”
But a new biography argues that the poet wasn’t very Jewish or even very anti-Soviet.
The case of Pauline Wengeroff.
At the end of the 1980s, Israel was barely managing its finances and its security. Then a substantial part of the professional and cultural elite of a superpower showed up.
The Israeli journalist and author of our November essay joins us to talk about the lives featured in his work.