Tag: jew

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Extermination of Odessa Jews

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Extermination of Odessa Jews

The Holocaust Remembrance day falls on May 2 this year and in the few following posts I will publish several documents concerning the treatment of the Jewish population in my hometown of Odessa, Ukraine issued by the Romanian Authority which occupied Odessa from 1941-1944. At the beginning of the occupation there were 80,000-90,000 Jews who did not evacuate from Odessa. When…

Read More Read More

How Jewish Are The “Soviet Jews”

How Jewish Are The “Soviet Jews”

I previously discussed my feelings on the subject but I was happy to discover that I am not the only one pondering these questions. A short documentary by a young Soviet-born Jewish-Canadian offers a perspective I can identify with, a point of view from a person who came in contact with a different type of…

Read More Read More

Old Photos: Soviet Jews in 1959

Old Photos: Soviet Jews in 1959

Over the last several months the Soviet Union’s campaign against Jews and Judaism has intensified. All over the country synagogues have bee closed, prayer meetings have been raided and newspaper articles have appeared attacking Jews as “thieves” and “enemies of socialism.” In this climate of official attacks, hoodlums have felt free to stone and set fire to…

Read More Read More

Breaking The Iron Curtain:Operation “Exodus”

Breaking The Iron Curtain:Operation “Exodus”

This week the Kansas City’s Jewish Community will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Operation Exodus – a massive  effort to resettle the Soviet Jews in North America and Israel. Over a million Jews left the USSR between the years 1970-1995 with a large percentage being welcomed by the communities in the United States.…

Read More Read More

What’s My #ish

What’s My #ish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj54XAhunp0″

The Jewish Federations of North America are conducting a campaign under the title “What’s your #ish”: Being Jewish means something different to everyone. Whatever it means to you is your #ish. (For those who are not familiar with Twitter, “#” denotes a tag that they can easily track and display the content on their website)…

Read More Read More