With the help of an “Esperanto” club.
From the books of Maccabees to the Jewish sections of the Soviet Communist party.
In the end, the death of two Yiddish artists may have finally broken Robeson’s Communist resolve.
The arrest records of Levi Yitzḥak Schneerson.
Stalin made the Shoah a taboo subject.
Pinḥas Kahanovitsh, the Concealed One.
A rabbi’s son recalls the revival of Judaism in the Russian capital.
Disillusionment with Communism went hand in hand with an embrace of Jewishness.
Thanks to a small group of dedicated rabbis.
What moved the USSR was that persecuting Jews became very expensive.
An apartment is emptied of its possessions—and suddenly filled with life.
And its “love bridge.”
The late president helped bring Jews to the land of Israel.