The Times of Israel: “Russian TV series claims Jewish Trotsky masterminded bloody 1917 revolution”
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The Times of Israel: “Russian TV series claims Jewish Trotsky masterminded bloody 1917 revolution”

A hundred years after the Russian revolution, the Russians are claiming that a Jew was behind it — at least according to a new television drama. An eight-episode series entitled “Trotsky” argues it was Jewish revolutionary Leon Trotsky — and not Vladimir Lenin — who masterminded the revolution that brought the communists to power. The … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Look, but don’t touch: Moscow’s Schneerson Collection goes online”
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The Times of Israel: “Look, but don’t touch: Moscow’s Schneerson Collection goes online”

Moscow – In 1922, a few years before he fled the Soviet Union, the sixth Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson petitioned the Russian government to return 35 crates of books they had seized years earlier. The books had been passed down to his father, Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneerson, by his grandfather and had belonged collectively … Continue reading

The Forward: “Why are there no kosher Russian restaurants in New York?”
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The Forward: “Why are there no kosher Russian restaurants in New York?”

I recently stood in line with more than a thousand Russian Jews, waiting for sushi — the highlight of Saturday night’s dinner at the Limmud FSU conference, which is the largest gathering of Russian-speaking Jews in North America. It was kosher sushi, of course. The other meals at the event, held at a Hilton Hotel … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Russian-Jewish filmmakers immortalize murdered Putin critic as ‘Boris Nemtsov, Jew’”
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The Times of Israel: “Russian-Jewish filmmakers immortalize murdered Putin critic as ‘Boris Nemtsov, Jew’”

Two years on, Russia hasn’t forgotten the tragic murder outside the Kremlin of Boris Nemtsov, the Jewish anti-Putin politician. He’s become something of a cult figure in a country known for silencing dissenters. There are now at least four films out about the martyred man, and some put the number as high as eight. At … Continue reading

The Forward: “Why this Russian Jew thinks Donald Trump is absolutely right about Russia”
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The Forward: “Why this Russian Jew thinks Donald Trump is absolutely right about Russia”

Until I watched second Presidential Debate, I didn’t like anything about Donald Trump. I am not a Republican. I believe in universal healthcare and I don’t think it’s a great idea to build a wall on the Mexican border. But during the debate, I heard Trump say something that I couldn’t agree with more: “I … Continue reading