Subbotnik Jews Tag

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 begin our series of...

Chanukah, the festival of lights, is here, uniting the Jewish people all over the world by its magic atmosphere of joy, hope and anticipation, as it has for millennia. Let's take a look at different traditions and celebration highlights from some of our various communities...

With just days before Rosh HaShanah and the beginning of the next 5779 year in accordance with the Jewish calendar, the Shavei Israel communities share with us some pictures of them getting ready for the High Holiday season. We invite you to enjoy some of...

Recently the Subbotnik Jews of Beit Shemesh gathered together for one of their traditional meetings devoted to learning about the Jewish calendar and the holidays. This event is part of Shavei Israel's outreach work with the Subbotnik communities in Israel and all over the world. The...