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Leonard Fein // Let My People Go… Where?

11:59 29 June
Originally Published in Volume 2, Issue 4 (1977) It was too good to last. The stirring saga of Soviet Jewry—identity rediscovered, tyranny opposed, the world’s conscience aroused, new lives begun in Israel and the United States—has become, finally, a kvetch. Harsh? Consider: when the Russian...

Is Democracy Broken?

16:12 14 March
28 years ago political philosopher Francis Fukuyama famously declared “the end of history,”meaning that there would be “the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” It was a heady time. The Berlin Wall was poised to fall...

What Will The Jewish World Look Like In 2050?

17:03 13 February
A Moment Symposium with Sarah Bunin Benor,David Biale, Steven M. Cohen, Alan Cooperman, Arnold Dashefsky, Anita Diamant, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Samuel Heilman, William Helmreich, Bethamie Horowitz, Ari Y. Kelman, Barry A. Kosmin, Sergio della Pergola, Leonard Saxe, Ira Sheskin, Arnon Soffer

An All-Women Symposium: The Missing XX-Factor

13:58 07 March
1| What more could be done to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians?   2| What might women bring to the peace process if more were included?   with Ruth Calderon, Tamara Cofman Wittes, Nadia Hijab, Naomi Chazan, Caroline Glick, Fania Oz-Salzberger, Laila El-Haddad, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Anat...

Putin’s Jews

14:17 05 November
Mina Yuditskaya Berliner, a retired teacher of German, could be forgiven for feeling surprised when one of her former students invited her for tea after almost half a century. Berliner, now 94, hadn’t seen him since she made aliyah to Israel from the USSR in 1973. But in 2005, the former student came to Israel to visit—an official visit, no less, the first ever made by a Soviet or Russian leader.
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Why We Write Jewish Historical Fiction

12:30 13 January
by Nomi Eve and Stephanie Feldman What makes Jewish historical fiction special—as an art form, and as a conversation among Jewish writers and readers? Novelists Nomi Eve (The Family Orchard, Henna House) and Stephanie Feldman (The Angel of Losses) discuss how they came to write...