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Weekly Roundup - 5/16/22

This week: From the Soviet Issue, Egina Manachova has an essay on her experience emigrating from one carceral state (the Soviet Union) to another (the United States). Lily Meyer reviews The Murders of Moisés Ville, a nonfiction narrative about the complex history of Jews and gauchos in Argentina. Plus, a poem by Nelly Sachs, introduced and translated from the German by Joshua Weiner with Linda B. Parshall.

From the newsletter, Laura Whitehorn, Roslyn D. Smith, and Bill Ayers pay tribute to their late comrade, the activist Kathy Boudin. And Elisheva Goldberg reports on the Israeli High Court ruling against the Palestinian families of Masafer Yatta, clearing the way for them to be expelled from their homes.

Refusing to Bury the Living
Emigrating from the USSR to the US meant fleeing one system of mass incarceration for another.
Egina Manachova
Why There’s No Such Thing as a Jewish Gaucho

The Murders of Moisés Ville examines the violence lurking beneath tales of a Jewish utopia in rural Argentina.

Lily Meyer
from Flight and Metamorphosis
“A stranger always has / his homeland in his arms”
Nelly Sachs
Remembering Kathy Boudin
Three comrades on the life and legacy of a radical activist
Laura Whitehorn, Roslyn D. Smith, and Bill Ayers
Israel’s High Court Rules in Favor of Forced Population Transfer
Over 1,000 Palestinians could now be expelled from their homes in Masafer Yatta.
Elisheva Goldberg