The Times of Israel:  “Pass the Western Wall, collect $200: The first Russian board game about Israel”
ARTICLES / Israel / Russia

The Times of Israel: “Pass the Western Wall, collect $200: The first Russian board game about Israel”

The game board looks like the map of Israel. On the west side, there are some high tech companies; in the south, near the Dead Sea, there is a medical center and a spa hotel. The rules are similar to Monopoly: It is an economic strategy game, where players buy companies and try to build … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Limmud FSU slams Israeli government for neglecting Russian-speaking Jews”
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The Times of Israel: “Limmud FSU slams Israeli government for neglecting Russian-speaking Jews”

SAN FRANCISCO — Limmud FSU, the nonprofit that organizes conferences for Russian-speaking Jews around the world, is scaling back its activities due to lack of financing. The Limmud FSU gathering in New York, which attracted more than 1,000 participants this year, will be shortened from a three-day Shabbat weekend to a one day event next … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Why 189,000 Soviet Jews fled to Italy rather than the Promised Land”
ARTICLES / Israel / Italy / USSR

The Times of Israel: “Why 189,000 Soviet Jews fled to Italy rather than the Promised Land”

  At the age 10, Michael Drob left the Soviet Union and became a stateless refugee. For almost a year, he shared a room with his older sister, his parents and his grandmother in Italy. In the room was a single bed, in which his grandmother slept — everyone else slept on the floor. Drob, … Continue reading