Revival

“I discovered that I was a Jew at age thirteen, and I was heartbroken,” said Aliza. “I had negative preconceived notions about Jews, and it didn’t help that my classmates …

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“My mother was a traditional Jew,” said Natasha. “She’d fast on Yom Kippur, wouldn’t allow bread into our home on Passover, and would pray often. But as a young girl, …

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“The saddest day of my life was the day I buried my mother. It was also my 45th birthday.” Meet Alexander Bermus, Professor of Pedagogical Sciences at The Southern Federal …

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“It was my first Jewish experience,” said Paulina. “I still don’t understand how my parents, who considered themselves atheists, agreed to send me to the local Jewish summer camp, Gan …

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My wife died this past September. We were married for 59 years. I survived three heart attacks, but losing Alla was unbearable. I laid my feet down, never intending to …

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“My story started before I can remember,” Leora began. “I was born during difficult times. My parents were struggling to make ends meet when a friend of my mom suggested …

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“When I arrived from Serbia three years ago, I didn’t speak Russian, but the Jewish school welcomed me with love. The language wasn’t the only thing unfamiliar. I remember the …

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“I was born in Israel, but for whatever reason, at the age of three my family moved back,” said Daniella. “I guess you can say that my journey was a …

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“I spend more time here than I do at home,” said Esti. “It feels like I’ve been here forever. It’s hard to believe that the first time I walked into …

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“Adina is studying music at the College of the Arts in Rostov,” says Galina, proudly watching her granddaughter bring the violin’s strings to life. “I’m sorry that I didn’t send …

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