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