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Russian President visits Yiddish-speaking Jewish homeland.

Dimitry Medvedev, the president of Russia, has come to Birobidzhan, the only Yiddish-speaking Jewish homeland outside of Brooklyn. Asked at the local airport why he had come to the Jewish Autonomous Republic, he said, ” If you only knew how … Continue reading

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Yiddish-speaking Jewish homeland.

In the 1930′s, Stalin, no friend of the Jews, established a Jewish Autonomous Region on the border of Northern China. It is called Birobidzhan. Many Jews flocked there from around the world. Those who did, survived the Nazis. Yiddish was … Continue reading

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