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Soviet-Jewish Decade Top 10: small things left behind

December 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Soviet-Jewish Decade Top 10: small things left behind
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SovietJewish Decade Top 10 List: small things left behind by Ella Zeltserman

My seventh book for the Soviet-Jewish Decade Top 10 is an award-winning poetry book, small things left behind. Full disclosure — the author is my mother, Ella Zeltserman. This is my most deeply personal, and yes, very biased, selection for the list.

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Three generations, three languages: A former refusenik on language and identity

April 19, 2010 / Comments Off on Three generations, three languages: A former refusenik on language and identity
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Ha’aretz has an interview with Soviet refusenik writer David Markish, who immigrated to Israel in 1972. Thirty-six years later, Markish still writes all his books (15 so far, though almost none available here) in his native Russian. Markish’s father, Peretz Markish, a prominent Yiddish writer, was executed by the Soviet regime and the family was…

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