Let My People Know
“Let My People Know” was published to mark the first decade of the work of Limmud FSU. In tracing the story in more than 400 pages, with over 80 full-color photographs, the book written by Mordechai Haimovitch and translated and edited by Asher Weill, crosses continents and cities from Moscow and St. Petersburg, from Kiev to Odessa, to Toronto, New York and Melbourne and in Israel
The book highlights the exciting story of how Russian-speaking Jews, deprived of Jewish life and experience during 70 years of Communist repression, are now finding their way back and rediscovering their heritage, their sense of identity, their culture, history, arts and literature. In so doing, the book traces the story of some of the eminent men and women who came out of the Russian-speaking areas of Eastern Europe during the past 150 years and whose descendants have spoken at Limmud events across the world, including such iconic figures as Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, Shimon Peres, Zeev Jabotinsky, Ariel Sharon; writers, poets and artists such as Elie Wiesel, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Shalom Aleichem, Rachel the Poetess, Natan Alterman, Sasha Argov, Uri Zvi Greenberg, Marc Chagall and many more. It recounts the little-known stories of attempts to set up Jewish settlements of refuge in the remote prairies of Canada, the desolate north of Australia, the Great Lakes of New York and the Russian Far East in Birobidzhan. Read the book here
Much more than just the story of Limmud FSU, this book will give the reader a fascinating glimpse into the lives and experience of Russian-speaking Jews, including some fascinating accounts of life and heroism in and before the Holocaust.