By Kyra Robinov When her husband’s work in food opens up the opportunity for their family to spend a year living abroad, they make the decision to spend a year in Rome. Kyra Robinov’s latest memoir recounts their year of new experiences, challenges, and personal growth as she and her husband, along with their two […]
[Book Review] Hidden Heroes: One Woman’s Story of Resistance and Rescue in the Soviet Union by Pamela Braun Cohen
By Pamela Braun Cohen
A fascinating, detailed account of the grassroots movement seeking to assist Russian Jews to escape the former Soviet Union (USSR) over the course of three decades. The movement also sought to ensure freedoms for Jews remaining in the former USSR to maintain their Jewish identity. Pamela Braun Cohen worked tirelessly to coordinate resources in the United States as well as the USSR.
Cohen provides very factual accounts of story after story of the challenges she and her organization faced when doing such incredibly important work, embodying the principle of Tikkun Olam. While the engrossing stories of her work make for captivating reading, it was the impact her work had on her own life, and her faith, I found most interesting in this book. An impactful must-read!
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