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The Leningrad Trial - a modern day Hannukah saga

The Leningrad Trial - a modern day Hannukah saga

The trial began on the first day of Hannukah and the accused's imprisonment lasted for years, but a miracle occurred along the way. Excerpt.

Iron Faithplayer

Iron Faith

As Rosh Hashannah nears, stories of faith and sacrifice that occurred behind the Iron Curtain and how the Jews of the USSR stood the test.

Russian Space Day, the Mimouna and me

Russian Space Day, the Mimouna and me

The anniversary of Russia's space launch is celebrated in Russia, but I celebrate it as the day I was punished for keeping Shabbat. Op-ed.

Rabbi Mendelevich protests Babi Yar Memorial on Jewish Graves

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich seeks to prevent Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial over Jewish Graves

Famous refusenik: 'I only want to make sure that no construction is carried out over Jewish graves.'

Will 'Operation Wedding' become a Netflix movie?

Will 'Operation Wedding' become a Netflix movie?

Today marks 50th anniversary of Operation Wedding when Yosef Mendelevich attempted to hijack plane to Israel to escape Soviet oppression.

Ex-Prisoner of Zion: Terrorist strikers don't deserve anythingplayer

Ex-Prisoner of Zion: Terrorist strikers don't deserve anything

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich attacks government's soft treatment of terrorist prisoners holding hunger strike.

'How to talk to Reform Jews'

'How to talk to Reform Jews'

Following Naftali Bennett's controversial visit to Conservative shul, Ex-Prisoner of Zion Mendelevich explains how it is done.