Part One: A saved Soviet Jew goes to Israel

That time when I went on a youth trip to Israel to learn about the unity of the Jewish people and had my Israeli host go off about how Soviet Jews are parasites.

Since we’ve been on the topic of Israel, Palestine, and Soviet Jews, I wanted to tell a story that I forgot to recount on our last episode — a story about my first teenage brush with anti-Soviet Jewish racism in Israel and the giant wave of forced Soviet Jewish migration that had caused it. Yep, forced — as in, “involuntary.” That’s a history of the “Mo…

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