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Security forces claim to have foiled attack on synagogue

The Russian Federal Security Service says the suspect studied the area where around the synagogue and purchased explosives. He was killed by security forces after he resisted arrest.

Security forces claim to have foiled attack on synagogue

Op-ed:

The Israel bug

What is the common denominator between Jews from the US, Ethiopia, Russia, and Burma? And the Jews who came from so many other lands? Op-ed.

The Israel bug

Number of Russian Jews down sharply - even before Ukraine war

Russia's Jewish population fell by 50% from 2010 to 2021, with 20,000 more leaving after outbreak of war with Ukraine.

Number of Russian Jews down sharply - even before Ukraine war

Ex-Chief Rabbi of Moscow:

Jews will be scapegoats for failure of Ukraine war

Exiled chief rabbi urges Jews to leave Russia before they are blamed for social hardships caused by Ukraine war.

Jews will be scapegoats for failure of Ukraine war

Russian Jewish soldier taken captive in Ukraine

Ukraine takes Russian Jewish soldier with ties to Israel captive.

Russian Jewish soldier taken captive in Ukraine

Russian rabbis: We won't abandon our communities

Emergency conference of Russian rabbis called amid ongoing pressure by government to shutter Jewish Agency activities.

Russian rabbis: We won't abandon our communities

The Russian nuclear headache

Russian tyrants have developed their own unique sinister vision of themselves and buy into their own paranoid propaganda.Op-ed.

The Russian nuclear headache

Must I stop reading Tolstoy?

Hysteria abounds in the US. Soon they’ll be asking…was your grandmother on your mother’s side Russian? Op-ed.

Must I stop reading Tolstoy?

'Go back to Russia!'

Tourism Minister Yoel Ravzovov blundered into a haredi demonstration on Sunday afternoon to be greeted with jeers.

'Go back to Russia!'

Meet the Israelis heading to Ukraine to fight

"Here I'm considered a Russian - back there, I'm a Jew. And as Jews, we know how to understand what's going on."

Meet the Israelis heading to Ukraine to fight

Russian-Jewish billionaire to chair board of Moscow museum

‘Pride exists to be part of something Jewish’: Russian billionaire to head Moscow museum’s board.

Russian-Jewish billionaire to chair board of Moscow museum

Israeli-born tennis player reaches Australian Open Semis

Aslan Karatsev, who grew up in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, will face world's #1 Novak Djokovic in Semis of Australian Open.

Israeli-born tennis player reaches Australian Open Semis

Ilia Salita, head of Genesis Philanthropy Group, dies at age 52

Leader of charity for Russian Jews around the world dies at age 52.

Ilia Salita, head of Genesis Philanthropy Group, dies at age 52

Russian immigration to Israel rises sharply

Immigration to Israel up by nearly 30% thanks to Russian speakers.

Russian immigration to Israel rises sharply

Moscow yeshiva set on fire during Passover Seder

Arson fire was set at Torat Chaim yeshiva in eastern Moscow as 60 people gather there for Passover celebration.

Moscow yeshiva set on fire during Passover Seder

'The answer to anti-Semitism is a strong State of Israel'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets Russian Jewish community leaders in Moscow. "We are concerned for Jews everywhere."

'The answer to anti-Semitism is a strong State of Israel'

The Jewish people brought the concept of freedom to humanity

The Jewish people brought the concept of freedom to humanity

Russian Jews to learn about rescue and betrayal in Poland

1,100 Russian Jews visit Auschwitz, hear about Polish rescue, betrayal of Jews.

Russian Jews to learn about rescue and betrayal in Poland

Russian Jews win trips to Paris - by studying Judaism

Chabad organizes fully-funded cruise, trip to Auschwitz, for Russian Jews who attend classes on Judaism.

Russian Jews win trips to Paris - by studying Judaism

What Russian immigrants can teach us about Jewish identity

What Russian immigrants can teach us about Jewish identity

Russian lawmaker: Jews still seeking to destroy our churches

Deputy speaker of Russian parliament hints Jews are using their positions in media and government to bring down Russian churches.

Russian lawmaker: Jews still seeking to destroy our churches

Russian Jews posthumously honor Elie Wiesel

Jewish organization working in the former Soviet Union inaugurates exhibition in Moscow on the life of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

Russian Jews posthumously honor Elie Wiesel

Chief rabbi of Russia: Stamp out hate speech against Jews

Rabbi Berel Lazar hits back following dissemination of anti-Semitic conspiracy theory by politician from Vladimir Putin's ruling party.

Chief rabbi of Russia: Stamp out hate speech against Jews

Second generation Russian immigrants returning to religion

Immigrants from the former USSR are among the most secular Jews in Israel, but their children are increasingly returning to religion.

Second generation Russian immigrants returning to religion

'The Struggle Here is About the Denial of the State of Israel'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets with delegation of Russian Jewish leaders, stresses that terror wave is existential - not political.

'The Struggle Here is About the Denial of the State of Israel'

Vladimir Putin Wishes Russian Jews a 'Shana Tova'

Russian President waxes philosophical about Judaism in New Year greeting, praises Jewish values for 'aspiring to transcendence.'

Vladimir Putin Wishes Russian Jews a 'Shana Tova'

Recalling When 'Jewish Housewives Defeated the KGB'

Exhibit celebrating 25 years to release of Soviet Jews launches in NYC, and reminds when Jews are united they can achieve the 'impossible.'

Recalling When 'Jewish Housewives Defeated the KGB'

Stalin and Lenin Tried and Failed, So Will the Arabs

Stalin and Lenin Tried and Failed, So Will the Arabs

All the RAJE: How to Reduce Inter-Marriage in U.S. to 6%

Study finds 94% of unaffiliated Russian American Jews who took part in programming married co-religionists – and the program is growing.

All the RAJE: How to Reduce Inter-Marriage in U.S. to 6%

Paintings Stolen from Russian Jewish Museum

Five works of Russian Jewish painter Isaac Levitan stolen; haul worth over $2 million.

Paintings Stolen from Russian Jewish Museum

Russian Jewry Relieved After Matriculation Exams Postponed

Vladimir Putin personally intervenes after Jewish community leaders turn to government over exams, which were scheduled for Shavuot holiday.

Russian Jewry Relieved After Matriculation Exams Postponed

A Thousand Jews Gather in Moscow For Jewish Learning

Limmud FSU expects large turnout for Jewish study conference, one of largest former Soviet Union Jewish gatherings.

A Thousand Jews Gather in Moscow For Jewish Learning

Liberman Extols 'Israeli Dream' of Immigrating, Becoming MK

Foreign Minister enthuses over the success of Russian Aliyah, says Israel could have Russian-speaking Prime Minister.

Liberman Extols 'Israeli Dream' of Immigrating, Becoming MK

Russian Lawmaker: 'Jews Destroyed Russia'

Russian MP is in hot water after attacking opponents as 'Jews who destroyed Russia in 1917 and 1991.'

Russian Lawmaker: 'Jews Destroyed Russia'

Russia: Publicizing the Miracle of Hanukkah in Moscow

Rabbi Lazer, Chief Rabbi of Russia, lit first Hanukkah candle Wednesday outside of Red Square, across from the Kremlin.

Russia: Publicizing the Miracle of Hanukkah in Moscow

Yad L'Achim Counters Russian-Speaking Missionaries

Counter-missionary group steps up activity among Russian-speaking Jews.

Yad L'Achim Counters Russian-Speaking Missionaries

Chabad Emissary Shot in Russia Lands in Israel

Jewish groups work quickly to bring seriously wounded Chabad rabbi to Israel.

Chabad Emissary Shot in Russia Lands in Israel

Jewish Students, IDF Soldiers talk Jewish Identity

Jewish students from Russia meet IDF soldiers, talk about identity and the Russian Israeli experience.

Jewish Students, IDF Soldiers talk Jewish Identity

Bennett on Shas Ad: Russians Are Not a 'Separate Sector'

Jewish Home chairman meets Russian-speaking immigrants after Shas ad, tells them he sees them as being part of Israeli society.

Bennett on Shas Ad: Russians Are Not a 'Separate Sector'

Shas TV Ad Targets Lieberman, Russian Immigrants

A TV ad on behalf of Shas targets olim from Russia, suggesting some of them are non-Jews who did not convert properly.

Shas TV Ad Targets Lieberman, Russian Immigrants

Major Prayer Rally to be Held in Moscow

A major prayer rally will be held Tuesday in Moscow, with thousands of Jews gathering to pray for the success of the IDF

Major Prayer Rally to be Held in Moscow

New Mikveh for Old Moscow Jewish Neighborhood

Leading Russian and Moscow rabbis last week dedicated a new mikveh in the Russian capital’s oldest existing Jewish community.

New Mikveh for Old Moscow Jewish Neighborhood

Jewish Man Murdered in Moscow

A young man from Moscow’s Georgian Jewish community was murdered on Friday.

Jewish Man Murdered in Moscow

Video: Age-Old Ceremony for 'First-Born' New Immigrants

Eleven immigrant students from Russia, all first-born, were “redeemed” in a moving Pidyon HaBen ceremony at Boys Town Jerusalem

Video: Age-Old Ceremony for 'First-Born' New Immigrants

Russia's Jewish Population Fading Away?

The Jewish population in the former Soviet Union is withering away. The vast majority of Russia's Jewish children are born into mixed marriages.

Russia's Jewish Population Fading Away?

Knesset's Aliyah Committee Demands Apology from Bill Clinton

A Knesset committee is riled by US embassy's refusal to cooperate with a session on Clinton's remarks against Russian Jewish immigrants.

Knesset's Aliyah Committee Demands Apology from Bill Clinton

Kiryat Arba, Hevron Celebrate FSU Aliyah

Kiryat Arba and Hevron held a massive party in honor of 20 years of aliyah from the former Soviet Union.

Kiryat Arba, Hevron Celebrate FSU Aliyah

Nationalist Russian Israelis Mock Leftist Rally in Tel Aviv

A recent anti-Judea and Samaria rally in Tel Aviv was crashed by proud nationalist Russian Israelis who aimed at making a mockery of the event.

Nationalist Russian Israelis Mock Leftist Rally in Tel Aviv