The refusnik chronicles

The Diaspora Museum marks the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War with an exhibition covering the Jewish nationalist spirit that the war's victory ignited among Russian Jewry.

October 25, 2007 14:04
1 minute read.
The refusnik chronicles

six day war 224.88. (photo credit: Courtesy)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Diaspora Museum marks the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War with an exhibition covering the Jewish nationalist spirit that Israel's incredible 1967 military victory ignited among Russian Jewry, setting of a struggle that began with a cry for free immigration to Israel and ended with the struggle to lead a free Jewish existence in the Soviet Union. Jews of Struggle: The Jewish National Movement in the USSR, 1967-1989 presents photographs, posters, rare footage, artifacts, rare documents, books, diaries, albums, letters and art (pictured is the Let My People Go! poster, USA, 1973, artist Saul Bass; the Ilan Roth Collection, Herzliya). The subjects covered include the anti-Semitism that existed in the Soviet Union during the period of Stalin and his successors; the repression of Jews across the USSR; the attempts of various governments to hide the destruction of the Jews in the Holocaust; the reactions of Soviet Jews to the establishment of the State of Israel; Golda Meir's visit to Moscow in 1948; the closing of the Israeli embassy in 1967; the movement on behalf of Soviet Jewry among Jews around the world; and finally, the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 that opened the floodgates of aliyah to Israel. Opens Tuesday at the Diaspora Museum (Beth Hatefutsoth), Ramat Aviv, (03) 640-8000.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

El Al
August 16, 2014
The Travel Adviser: For El Al, mission accomplished