June 28, 2007 9:00am
An art restorer has spent a decade compiling one of the most complex and definitive Yiddish dictionaries ever – in Belarusian.
June 24, 2007 9:00am
With Chabad struggling to regain its footing in Belarus, the Reform community has become uncommonly strong in a former Soviet republic.
June 11, 2007 9:00am
Partisans on both sides are trying to draw Estonia’s tiny Jewish population into the fray over the government’s decision to relocate a Soviet war memorial.
May 16, 2007 9:00am
Showing how times have changed for Estonia – a country once declared “free of Jews” by the Nazis – a synagogue has opened in the capital, Tallinn.
May 1, 2007 9:00am
The boisterous matriarch of Kamchatka’s Jewish community traveled to the Russian frontier to avoid her Jewishness, before making it back to a life she thought was gone forever.
April 26, 2007 9:00am
In one of the most rugged and geographically isolated regions in the world, the tiny Jewish community in Kamchatka, Russia, stays afloat with some unorthodox methods.
April 22, 2007 9:00am
Jews in Turkmenistan, a country with a de facto ban on Judaism, bide their time while trying to gather the money and documentation to leave for Israel.
April 22, 2007 9:00am
Lyuba Garbuzova, cornerstone of Turkmenistan’s Jewish community, says her most important task is helping Jews immigrate to Israel.
April 5, 2007 9:00am
Russian-speaking emissaries brought Passover seders to an isolated community eager to learn Jewish rituals, part of a recent Chabad push to use Russians rather than foreigners as emissaries in the former Soviet Union.
March 27, 2007 9:00am
With its new matzah bakery ramping up this Passover season, the Former Soviet Union’s largest Jewish group hopes to gradually replace imported Israeli matzah with a domestic version, at a huge savings.
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