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New article: The Refusenik Exodus From Slavery to Freedom United the Jewish World and Brought Down the Soviet Union [TABLET]


The Refusenik Exodus From Slavery to Freedom United the Jewish World and Brought Down the Soviet Union
What lessons can we learn from them today?
BY
IZABELLA TABAROVSKY
APRIL 08, 2020

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April 8, 2020


Some good news for Jewish Educators: postponing the deadline of the New Grant Giveaway For Educators to June 4th


Due to the Covid-19 situation right now, we’re postponing the deadline of the New Grant Giveaway For Educators to June 4th.

March 30, 2020


NEW! LIST OF LECTURERS ABOUT THE SOVIET JEWRY STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM


A pool of Refuseniks, Activists and second generation experts, available to lecture or attend discussions about the Soviet Jewry Struggle in your area, or on skype.
*Are you available to lecture or participate in discussions about the Soviet Jewry Struggle for Freedom? Join the list

March 12, 2020



Sing in Hebrew, songs sung by captive Soviet Jews and by Free Jews in Israel


One was sung by Soviet Jews, trapped in the USSR: “Blue and White are the colors of my land, for now and ever after”.
The other was sung by Jews in Israel:
“Won’t you ask after, O Zion, the weal of your captive?”

Sing in Hebrew, and discuss the lyrics meanings and source.

January 11, 2020


RIGHTEOUS REBEL, Rabbi Avi Weiss


Duration:48.50 Minutes Link In the new documentary, RIGHTEOUS REBEL, filmmaker Phil Schneider provides a compelling, insightful, and comprehensive look into Weiss’ extraordinary life, and how, as a result of his crusading activism and “speaking truth to power,” he has inspired others to “show up, stand up, and speak up” in times of crisis. RIGHTEOUS REBEL […]

December 27, 2019


Fear No Evil,


Duration:4 Minutes Link Gal Beckerman explains the greater significance of the fight for Soviet Jewry and his impetus for writing his book “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone.

December 22, 2019



The Times of Israel about the Refusenik Project and Soviet Jewry education


Once heroes of US Jewry, Soviet Refuseniks are largely forgotten. Not for long
Anat Zalmanson-Kutznetsov, whose parents tried to hijack a plane to escape the Iron Curtain, launches educational initiative focused on unique bipartisan campaign to free USSR Jews
https://www.timesofisrael.com/once-heroes-of-us-jewry-soviet-refuseniks-are-largely-forgotten-not-for-long/


Women of the Refuseniks – video & discussion


In this lesson you can use a slideshow archives presentation to show how the Soviet Media portrayed Jews and Jewish Emigration problem (according to Soviet officials: no problem because no one wants to get out), with points of discussion.
Raising the main question: how can we today recognize an attempt brainwash or “fake news” when it’s not about a subject that we are familiar with?

October 25, 2019


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