September 26, 2009 1:13am
While efforts to bolster Jewish life in Birobidzhan persist, sometimes there is a sense that the veneer of Judaism in the Russian district is no thicker than the fresh coat of paint applied citywide for the anniversary festivities.
September 15, 2009 8:29pm
The patchwork knowledge and observance of Jewish traditions that defines Russia’s largely assimilated Jewish community holds even in the strange and unique place that is Russia’s Jewish Autonomous District.
March 31, 2009 8:26pm
Investigators discovered a mass grave for 200 Jews in a western Ukrainian city.
March 31, 2009 8:10pm
Students from the Stanford University Hillel toured the pillars of Jewish life in Moscow with local Jewish students.
March 27, 2009 10:46pm
With the financial crisis spreading in the former Soviet Union, longtime sources of Jewish funding have cut back while a Christian group from the United States has stepped up its giving.
March 19, 2009 10:38pm
Two orangutans — one in a suit and kipah, the other in a bridal gown — are currently the closing number in Act I of the famed Moscow circus.
March 17, 2009 4:26pm
A Russian woman related to Israel’s first president was beaten in her home in an attack with anti-Semitic overtones.
March 16, 2009 11:23pm
Russia’s Jewish billionaires lost more than two-thirds of their wealth in 2008, according to figures released by Forbes magazine.
March 15, 2009 4:39pm
Two young men dressed like skinheads attacked the son of a Jewish Agency employee.
March 15, 2009 4:25pm
Russian Jews fear for the future of their community in the wake of the deportation of two rabbis, a Russian chief rabbi said.