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The Times of Israel: “How a female Jewish journalist alerted the world to Ukraine’s silent starvation”
ARTICLES / Canada / Ukraine

The Times of Israel: “How a female Jewish journalist alerted the world to Ukraine’s silent starvation”

While driving through the Ukrainian countryside in 1932, Rhea Clyman, a Jewish-Canadian journalist, stopped in a village to ask where she could buy some milk and eggs. The villagers couldn’t understand her, but someone went off and came back with a crippled 14-year-old boy, who slowly made his way to her. “We are starving, we … Continue reading

Popular Archaeology magazine: “A Pharaoh’s Massive Tomb Unveiled”
ARTICLES / Egypt

Popular Archaeology magazine: “A Pharaoh’s Massive Tomb Unveiled”

The tomb of King Senwosret III, one of the most renowned pharaohs of ancient Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, is expected to open to the public in about a year or two, allowing tourists to appreciate the architecture of Egyptian builders who constructed the burial complex almost four thousand years ago, according to Dr. Josef Wegner, Associate … Continue reading

The Forward: “Why are there no kosher Russian restaurants in New York?”
America / ARTICLES / Russia / United States

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: “Israeli filmmaker chronicles parents’ failed attempt to hijack a Soviet plane”
ARTICLES / USSR

The Times of Israel: “Israeli filmmaker chronicles parents’ failed attempt to hijack a Soviet plane”

Israeli filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov grew up knowing that her parents were heroes. But in her new documentary “Operation Wedding,” she asks her father, “Were you terrorists, dad?” “Certainly we were terrorists,” he replies, laughing. “But I told you, we were good terrorists.” In 1970, newlyweds Sylva Zalmanson and Edward Kuznetsov were among 16 would-be hijackers. … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “The unknown story of Moroccan Holocaust survivors”
ARTICLES / Canada

The Times of Israel: “The unknown story of Moroccan Holocaust survivors”

Montreal – Montreal engineer Sam Edery has a special copper menorah at home, passed down to him from his grandfather, who was the jeweler in the court of King Mohammed V of Morocco during World War II. Edery says his grandfather made the menorah while the king was meeting with representatives from Vichy France and … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”
ARTICLES / Canada

The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”

Montreal – Canada’s oldest Jewish community is commemorating its heritage with a newly-opened museum just outside Montreal’s historic Jewish Mile End neighborhood. Housed in a former Jewish garment factory, the small Museum of Jewish Montreal distinguishes itself from other Jewish museums in Canada by not focusing on the Holocaust but on local Jewish history. “One … 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