An Interview with Chaya Chertok

An Interview with Chaya Chertok

It was a breezy night in Jerusalem. People from around the world were dining in fancy restaurants in the city center. Chaya Chertok, a close friend of mine from Chicago,…

An Interview with former Soviet Space Program Physicist/Jewish Hero, Igal Gurvich

An Interview with former Soviet Space Program Physicist/Jewish Hero, Igal Gurvich

This past April 15th, when my parents were visiting in Israel, my father and I had a unique opportunity to attend a Yom Ha’atzmaut picnic organized by a group of former refusniks (Jews who spent many years trying to leave the Soviet Union). We were invited because my father had studied Hebrew under the tutelage of Arye Volvovsky (of Efrat) who ended up spending three years in a Soviet prison for his “anti-government” activities.