Subbotniks

The Subbotnik Jewish community of Vysoki, South Russia, has preserved a large number of authentic antiquities and accesories of their religious tradition. Today, a few examples of such items are exhibited in the local school museum, but many of them are also preserved in private...

This year, women of Beit Shemesh community started their preparations for Passover early and on a positive note: by joining a special culinary evening organized by Shavei Israel in the framework of MANI, its heritage project. Tova Filchagova, the community leader who made aliyah to...

Matzah is an integral part of the Passover Seder everywhere. Although today this product is easily purchased even in the most distant Jewish communities of the globe, only a few decades ago, not everyone could afford to buy it in sufficient quantities for the holiday....

The Subbotnik Jews have a delicious and authentic national kitchen based on an interesting combination of culinary traditions of Eastern European Jewish communities and traditional Russian food whose recipes were altered in accordance with the laws of kashrut. We’re happy to continue our series of...

Shavei Israel: Here's the latest installment of our historical and ethnographic report about the history of Vysoki, Russia’s biggest location of the community of the Subbotnik Jews who embraced Judaism several centuries ago and continued to keep their Jewish identity during all these years in the...

Shavei Israel: We are glad to share an exciting historical and ethnographic report about the history of Vysoki, Russia's biggest location of the community of the Subbotnik Jews who embraced Judaism several centuries ago and continued to keep their Jewish identity during all these years...

The Subbotnik Jews have a delicious and authentic national kitchen based on an interesting combination of culinary traditions of Eastern European Jewish communities and traditional Russian food whose recipes were altered in accordance with the laws of kashrut. We’re happy to continue our series of...

This week was very special for Anna Lazarevna Bocharnikova, a Vysoki native who's currently staying in Beit Shemesh with her family. On Tuesday she visited the Kotel (Western Wall) for the first time in her life and enjoyed a wonderful walk on the streets of...

Shavei Israel launches a new series of online classes in Russian devoted to the weekly parasha (Torah portion) and to laws and traditions of Judaism. The program is called "Seven minutes of Torah" and the speaker is Rabbi Shlomo Zelig Avrasin. The target audience of...

We already published several articles devoted to re-opening of a Sunday school in the town of Vysoki, South Russia, and its current activities. However, it is less known that the predecessor of the current school, which laid the traditions of local Jewish education, has been...