refusenik

A protest by The 35's on behalf of Prisoners of Zion held in the USSR, Montreal, 1976. Photo by Bill

Refuseniks of the past teach us to hold onto hope, persevere - opinion

At a time when COVID creates social barriers and continues to devastate society, it would be understandable to look over our shoulders with concern and trepidation.

By CHARLES SAVENOR
09/01/2021
Marina Furman

A Refusenik’s Tale: Join JNF-USA for a story of strength and survival

The live broadcast is part of the Jewish National Fund-USA’s effort to engage communities throughout the US.

A protest by The 35's on behalf of Prisoners of Zion held in the USSR, Montreal, 1976. Photo by Bill

The housewives who took on the USSR to help Soviet Jewry

How a women's protest group made a difference by raising the cause of Soviet Jewish political prisoners during the Cold War.

By SHAI BEN-ARI/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
03/11/2019
Natan Sharanksy, outgoing Jewish Agency chairman, sits alongside businessman Aaron Frenkel

Capturing a historic journey

The documentary film 'From Slavery to Freedom' reveals the many obstacles Natan Sharanksy and other notable refuseniks overcame in order to escape the clutches of the Soviet Union.

26/06/2018
Men lay flowers at a cemetery to commemorate victims of the St. Petersberg metro blast

Of Leningrad and St. Petersberg; refuseniks and ISIS

While the country has changed much in the last 40 years, St. Petersburg has remained eerily the same.

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