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Yesterday 01:00Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia Are Having Their Homes Raided, Even in Remote Towns    ( Newsweek )
Law enforcement officials in Birobidzhan, Russia, a small town close to the border with China, raided 20 homes belonging to Jehovah's Witnesses, ...
02/02/2018 18:45Siberian synagogue returned to Jewish community    ( The Jerusalem Post )
A menorah stands at the center of Birobidzhan City, the administrative center of the Jewish autonomous region in eastern Russia. (photo credit: ANNA YEROSHENKO / AFP). TOMSK - A Siberian wooden synagogue that was built in 1906 by Jews who were abducted as children and conscripted into the ...
12/15/2017 11:45Hanukka around the globe: Fighting the darkness with Jewish light    ( The Jerusalem Post )
The Jewish community lights the first Hanukka candle at Shalom Aleichem Sqare at the center of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, in Russia First night of Janukkah in Churachandpur India / SHAVEI ISRAEL In Russia, at the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, or Birobidzhan, as it is most commonly referred to, ...
12/06/2017 18:20Commemorative plaque to honor Russian nurses killed in Aleppo unveiled in Far East    ( TASS )
The memorial sign adorns the building of a college in Birobidzhan, where the nurses had studied before setting off on their mission to Syria.
11/22/2017 02:00Uganda Becomes The 100th Country To Have Chabad Shluchim    ( Yeshiva World News )
... from around the world, from as far off as Stalin's Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan, in Russia's Far East, to Staten Island and now, Uganda.
10/27/2017 00:35Lomir trinken a lekhaim far dem lebn, far dem nayem un der ershtn, zoln mir khvalyen undzer liber ...    ( Tablet Magazine )
Read: Birobidzhan was supposed to be part of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, an invention of Stalin's that would solve the Jewish Problem while ...
09/19/2017 23:20World news-roundup: Wooden Russian shul re-opens for Rosh Hashanah    ( Jewish News )
Beit Tshuva, in the city of Birobidzhan, near China, fell into disrepair in the late 1980s as thousands of Jews upped sticks for Israel and the United ...
09/17/2017 02:30Four synagogues open in former Soviet Union ahead of Rosh Hashanah    ( The Times of Israel )
Birobidzhan is the capital of an area established in 1934 by Joseph Stalin in Russia's Far East on the border with China in a failed bid to compete with ...
09/16/2017 10:354 synagogues open in former Soviet Union ahead of Rosh Hashanah    ( Jewish Telegraphic Agency )
Established in 1986 amid the lifting of anti-religious policies in the former Soviet Union, the Beit Tshuva synagogue in Birobidzhan, capital of Russia's ...
07/28/2017 05:25Building the First Public Mikvah in Birobidzhan, in Russia's Far East    ( Chabad.org )
Rabbi Eliyahu Riss, chief rabbi of the Jewish Community of Birobidzhan, goes over building plans for the construction of a mikvah in the famous ...
07/26/2017 02:55History in the Making: A Jewish Revival Sweeps Yiddish-Speaking Birobidzhan    ( Lubavitch.com )
A mikvah under construction in Birobidzhan? Yes, and it will be the first for the Jews of the Jewish Autonomous Region in Russia's Far East, where ...
07/07/2017 16:45The Fantasy Writer, Der Nister, and His Ambivalence Towards Zionism    ( Forward )
... of the Soviet projects for Jewish agricultural colonization and didn't even believe in a future for Jews in the Jewish autonomous region, Birobidzhan.
04/25/2017 07:10Mass brawl between workers and Rosgvardia in Birobidzhan    ( https://en.crimerussia.com/ )
The Investigative Committee in the Jewish Autonomous Region opened a criminal investigation into the clash of protesters with the soldiers of ...
03/03/2017 21:20WSJ: Rabbi Brings Kosher to Birobidzhan, Stalin's Siberian 'Zion'    ( Chabad.org )
But the 5,000 miles between Birobidzhan and Moscow—and the other Jewish centers of Russia—means that obtaining kosher food for the region's ...
02/10/2017 15:45Limmud – A worldwide phenomenon, from Britain to Birobidzhan    ( Jewish News (blog) )
It is now in Jewish centres such as New York, Tel Aviv, Paris and Moscow, and more curiously Birobidzhan, Beijing, Bulgaria and Bogota.
01/28/2017 01:45Knowing when to run, and other Jewish values    ( The Jewish Standard )
Her new book, “Where the Jews Aren't: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region,” was overshadowed by her ...
01/20/2017 17:30Binah: Masha Gessen with Sue Fishkoff    ( KALW )
Journalist Masha Gessen talks about her latest book, Where the Jews Aren't: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous ...
12/25/2016 21:25Top Ten Nonlocal Books of 2016    ( Baltimore City Paper (blog) )
Masha Gessen, “Where the Jews Aren't: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region” (Random House).
12/17/2016 13:50Birobidzhan - the worst good idea ever?    ( Open Democracy )
“Birobidzhan would be, nominally, one of the world's two Jewish states — the one where the Jews did not live”, she writes. The inside front cover is ...
12/13/2016 14:05Lost Utopias    ( Boston Review )
Image: 1929 poster by OZET (Organization of Jewish Land Workers) promoting Jewish migration to Birobidzhan. Via the Palestine Poster Project.

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