One hundred Russian Jewish notables urged Benjamin Netanyahu to ignore recent pleas by American Jews calling on the Israeli prime minister to cede land for peace.
A delegation of Israeli volunteers is on its way to the New York area to assist the Jewish community in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
Twenty years later, the mass immigration from the former FSU established distinct communities in the United States, Israel and Germany.
Was Vladimir Putin’s carefully choreographed plan to return to Russia's presidency in 2012 a big blow to democracy or a victory for stability?
Henry Kissinger is heard saying on newly released Nixon tapes that the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American concern.
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Rudy Giuliani come in first and second in approval ratings in a poll of American Jews.
For many historians, the Soviet Jewry campaign represented the coming of age of the American Jewish community.
Eugene Yelchin painted his "Section Five" series using his fingers instead of brushes. In the earthy, orangy-brown tones and thick, rounded strokes of paint, the faces he painted emerge blurred somewhat with the background, as if the artist didn't want them to be seen clearly.
When Tatyana Sharfman applied to immigrate to the United States, she was not yet sure that she wanted to leave her native country of Russia. Her aunt, who had left Russia in 1992 and now lives in the San Fernando Valley, was determined to bring over the rest of the family, and so Sharfman began to fill out the necessary documents.
"She kept asking us, 'What are you doing over there?'" Sharfman recalled. "We didn't take it seriously, really, but we filled out some papers just because we had these papers."
Sharfman knew that it was typically a long process to emigrate from Russia, and she did not really expect to be accepted. However, one day the approved documents were returned by the government, and her family faced a life-changing decision: "To come or not to come?"
This year, Svetlana Portnyansky, along with Sy Frumkin, will lead two nights of Russian-language seders for the local Russian-Jewish community.
Inside a ballroom at the Washington Hilton, Rabbi Leonid Feldman, the Soviet-raised spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach, captivates thousands of young Jews with his moving, heartwrenching account of the long, treacherous road that led him to discover the Judaism that so many of us Americans take for granted. For him and his Russian Jewish brethren, just being Jewish -- let alone practicing Judaism -- was a life-jeopardizing reality.
What can be done to help Russian Jewry? Loads, according to Simon Frumkin. He should know.