Jewish groups mourned the passing of Max Kampelman, the top U.S. human rights negotiator who straddled the Carter and Reagan presidencies and who helped bring about recognition of the plight of Soviet Jews.
Eva Zeisel (1906-2011) was trained as a fine artist in Hungary, where she was born. Her talent led her to move to Germany and then the Soviet Union, where she became a renowned glassworker. Glasswork was a government-regulated industry, and Zeisel was appointed to control virtually all the glassware being made in the USSR. It was especially notable, considering that she was not […]
Alex Epstein left the Soviet Union at the age of 8, in 1979, and settled with his parents in Israel. Now he’s the author of seven books in Hebrew (two have been translated into English), and a recipient of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature. Epstein’s latest publishing venture, a series of ultra-short stories called For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings, […]