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.
Never a pussycat.
A fictional peddler reflects on the imponderability of anti-Semitism.
The women’s self-recorded experiences are utterly disparate, but both offer a potent antidote to any sentimental nostalgia for life in the age of Sholom Aleichem.
To ex-KGB officers, Jews are extremely powerful.
A memoirist sheds light on the shtetl’s social conflicts.
Jacob Dinezon’s The Dark Young Man.