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Emergency Conference to Demand Aliyah Overhaul

"Let's come together to figure out how we can better work together to help finally end this long and bitter exile” the organizers say.

Emergency Conference to Demand Aliyah Overhaul

A tale of freedom :Interview with a former Prisoner of Zion

Only a few decades ago, under the Soviets, Torah learning was banned, Torah scrolls, tefillin, texts were burned, Jews lived in fear.

A tale of freedom :Interview with a former Prisoner of Zion

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.

The Leningrad Trial - a modern day Hannukah saga

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.

Iron Faith

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.

Russian Space Day, the Mimouna and me

Rabbi Mendelevich protests Babi Yar Memorial on Jewish Graves

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

Rabbi Mendelevich protests Babi Yar Memorial on Jewish Graves

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.

Will 'Operation Wedding' become a Netflix movie?

An Israeli flag in a Soviet high security prison

An Israeli flag in a Soviet high security prison

From an illegal Jewish movement to a Seder in the Gulag

From an illegal Jewish movement to a Seder in the Gulag

A tale of Jewish valor

A tale of Jewish valor

When they come for us, we'll be gone

When they come for us, we'll be gone

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

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

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

'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.

'How to talk to Reform Jews'