Freedom in the Face of Tyranny: A Conversation with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

The story of Soviet Jewry is one the great tales of exodus and redemption in our time. Israeli politician, author, and human rights activist Natan Sharansky and award-winning American presidential historian Gil Troy join JRB editor Abe Socher to discuss their new book, Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People. We discussed a Seder in Russia, the Kotel controversy, and more from Sharansky’s years as a refusenik, his political battles, and his urgent critique of contemporary American Jewish life.

Upcoming Conversations

Steven J. Zipperstein

From Pogroms to Philip Roth

with Steven J. Zipperstein

Join JRB editor Abraham Socher in a conversation with Stephen J. Zipperstein Zipperstein about the arc of Ashkenazi Jewish life in the twentieth century, the art of biography, and Philip Roth, the enfant terrible and, eventually, éminence grise of American Jewish letters.

Past Conversations

Allegra Goodman

A Conversation

with Allegra Goodman

Watch a recap of JRB editor Abe Socher’s conversation with acclaimed fiction writer Allegra Goodman on the art of fiction and the creation of her novels, Intuition, The Cookbook Collector,…

Benjamin Balint

Kafka’s Manuscripts and the Hidden Libraries of Jerusalem

with Benjamin Balint and Abe Socher

Benjamin Balint and JRB editor Abe Socher discuss the international legal battle over Franz Kafka’s unpublished papers, as well as the libraries and book collections of Jerusalem that few people know about.

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