Introduction to The Soviet Jewry Struggle for Freedom

 Before starting to teach about the Soviet Jewry Struggle, we recommend you give this short introduction:  The Soviet Union was one of the two superpowers in the world (along with the United States), but this power did not last and disbanded in 1991, only...

Calculated Discussion: Permission to leave paradise

 Introduction With a rare combination of basic mathematics and history, we will explain the USSR’s line of thought regarding the exit of citizens from its borders, the diploma tax they gave to strengthen the exit restriction, and the Jackson-Vanik...

BRAINWASHING & FAKE NEWS – SLIDESHOW & DISCUSSION

 Introduction In this lesson you can use a slideshow presentation of rare archives to show how the Soviet Media portrayed Jews and the Jewish Emigration Problem. (According to Soviet officials there was no problem because no one wanted to get out.) The...

Need for a Jewish State – A Rosh Hashana Lesson

Need for a Jewish State - Rosh Hashana  Introduction The Soviet Union forbade any unique religious ritual from 1917 onward. By the time the state of Israel was declared in 1948, the Soviet media and leaders thought that Jews would feel a connection to the...
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