1. I had this strong feeling of pride and identity as a Jew even from being very little. But…you couldn’t go to synagogue. You couldn’t do stuff like that. But we did have little relics of religion passed down here and there, like my grandmother, my mom’s mom, would always make sure that we knew when Passover was and she would somehow get, through a connection of a connection, we would have matza. And so she would make chicken soup with matza balls, but then we would have bread alongside that because we didn’t know that you’re not supposed to eat bread.

    —Regina Spektor on Jewish Identity and Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union

  2. Regina Spektor


    Jewish identity

    Soviet Union

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