Russian Jews

Fasting Out of Solidarity, Not Faith

Fasting Out of Solidarity, Not Faith
By October 2, 2014

From Ladispoli to Jerusalem, Yom Kippur is complicated for this Soviet-born Jew. Read More

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Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach

Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach
By September 30, 2014

“Russian writers are like Russian people: there’s not a lot of bullshit.” Read More

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Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid

Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid
By September 4, 2014

Q&A with the author of “Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel” and “Petropolis” Read More

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Spotlight On: Gary Spielberg, A.K.A. Russian Comedy Sensation Baba Fira

Spotlight On: Gary Spielberg, A.K.A. Russian Comedy Sensation Baba Fira
By August 21, 2014

Meet the most popular Babushka on YouTube. Read More

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Around the World in 63 Moishe Houses

Around the World in 63 Moishe Houses
By August 15, 2014

OK, not all 63. But several! Read More

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Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience

Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience
By June 12, 2014

“Russian culture tends to go soulful and deep much more quickly than American culture.” Read More

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The 10 Year Itch

The 10 Year Itch
By March 30, 2012

The 10th anniversary of a Russian Jewish organization highlights symbiotic potential with the wider Jewish community Read More

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