Now that Americans can easily visit the “Latin paradise,” I jumped at the opportunity to see first-hand the reality of life for its few remaining Jews. It isn’t pretty.
The situation for Jews in Russia is far from ideal. But where is it ideal?
Outwardly secure and flourishing, the community is a fraction of its former size and dwindling. What troubles the minds of those who stay?
A form of folk medicine now in the news thanks to Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps, cupping has a long history in Judaism.
In 1928, a “Jewish autonomous region” was set up in the far east to provide a home for Soviet Jewry. But, as a new book describes, it was no solution at all.