Russian Jewry

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.

Feb. 25 2020 12:01AM

To ex-KGB officers, Jews are extremely powerful.

Yevgenia Albats
Feb. 4 2020 12:01AM

A memoirist sheds light on the shtetl’s social conflicts.

Doba-Mera Medvedeva and Alice Nakhimovsky
Oct. 3 2019 12:01AM

Jacob Dinezon’s The Dark Young Man.

Rokhl Kafrissen
Aug. 29 2019 12:01AM

Once a bustling, but unliterary, Jewish community.

July 26 2019 12:01AM

The first great Jewish catastrophe of the 20th century.

July 8 2019 12:01AM

It brought more allies and more citizens.

Sever Plocker
June 11 2019 12:01AM

A rabbi’s son recalls the revival of Judaism in the Russian capital.

Benyamin Goldschmidt
June 11 2019 12:01AM

And the disturbing efforts to preserve Harbin’s “Jewish heritage.”

April 23 2019 12:01AM

Gorenstein is best-known for his film scripts, written for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Now, recently published in English for the first time, his own voice can be heard.

March 5 2019 12:01AM

A Jewish convert to Christianity who became an informer.

Hadassah Assouline
Feb. 5 2019 12:01AM

From Karl Marx to the early Zionists.

Jonathan Karp
Dec. 26 2018 12:01AM

The paradoxes of liberation and renewed persecution.

Samuel Kassow
Nov. 6 2018 12:01AM

How the artist was influenced by his hometown.

Frances Brent
Sept. 14 2018 12:01AM