Quoting an African proverb, Rabbi Wolpe said “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It’s not hard to understand the wisdom of that proverb, but what if you don’t feel that there is a community — an extended family — to go with? How far will you go before you are lost and alone? This is the very dilemma facing young ex-Soviet Jews around the world today.
Rus-holme Syndrome – An excerpt from Boris Kievsky’s presentation for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles — The Trotskys, the Bronsteins, and the Kievskys — on January 9, 2012 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.