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Soviets Shut This Yeshivah 82 Years Ago. Now, It’s Reopening
Former Soviet Union
Tomchei Temimim branch returns to Malakhovka, a suburb of Moscow
Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Ukraine Town ‘Cleansed’ by the Nazis of Its Jews
Former Soviet Union
Entire Jewish population of Svaliava was sent to Auschwitz in May 1944
Building the First Public Mikvah in Birobidzhan, in Russia’s Far East
Former Soviet Union
The historic Yiddish-speaking city to celebrate 20 years of renewal and revival
Knesset Speaker ‘Repays Debt’ to Soviet-Era Chassidic Outlaws
Former Soviet Union
With an eye to the future, Yuli Edelstein relives his story of religious persecution in Russia
Jewish Man in Ukraine Attacked With Ax
Former Soviet Union
Young father and active member of the community is in stable, but critical condition
Gravesite Visit to the Rabbi Who Put G-d on Trial
Former Soviet Union
Encountering Jewish life at the resting place of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, defender of his people
WSJ: Rabbi Brings Kosher to Birobidzhan, Stalin’s Siberian ‘Zion’
Former Soviet Union
Frozen goods will travel in bulk from Moscow on the Trans-Siberian Railway
East Ukraine Jewish Community Faces Daily Artillery ‘Orchestra’ Once Again
Former Soviet Union
‘Nobody here wants this war’: Life goes on in Mariupol, despite daily missile barrages
How a Shtetl Became the Jewish Capital of Western Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
Esther Wilhelm, who has called Zhitomir home since 1994, will speak at the annual women’s Kinus
25 Years After Fall of Soviet Union, the Untold Story of Its Jewish Pioneers
Former Soviet Union
Chabad emissaries entered a world of repressed Judaism that they worked relentlessly to help lift over time
Underground Memories: Recalling Secret 19 Kislev Gatherings in 1960s’ Moscow
Former Soviet Union
Fifty years later, rabbis talk of freedom amidst persecution during their youth
Three New Synagogues Open in Moscow
Former Soviet Union
New shuls and Torah scrolls highlight ongoing Jewish growth in Russia
Rabbi Brutally Beaten in Zhitomir, Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
Jewish community asks for prayers; motive for the attack remains unknown
The Art and Healing of Rabbi Ovadia Isakov of Derbent
Former Soviet Union
Three years after his near assassination attempt, Dagestan’s rabbi is back working—and painting
School Doors Open to Thousands of Jewish Students Across the Former Soviet Union
Former Soviet Union
125 Ohr Avner schools and kindergartens welcome children for the new academic year
For Kids Traumatized by War, Summer Camp Salves Wounds
Former Soviet Union
Refugees join 5,000 other Jewish kids at Gan Israel camps in the former Soviet Union
The Return: 500 European Rabbis Gather in Village of Lubavitch
Former Soviet Union
Rabbis changing the face of European Jewry make pilgrimage to the shtetls where it all began
Once Forbidden, Historic Russian Translation of the Talmud Gains Steam
Former Soviet Union
A monumental effort with commentaries is launched with the first three volumes
In War-Weary Ukraine, American-Staffed Summer Camp Bolsters Jewish Youth
Former Soviet Union
Partnering with a local Jewish organization, Camp Gan Israel Yeka sees a bright future
Mikvah in Omsk, Siberia: The First in More Than a Century
Former Soviet Union
A fresh beginning for a community founded by forced conscripts
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