Jewish organizations during the May Day demonstration at Marsovo Pole in Petrograd, Russia, 1919. (Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center)
(JTA) — Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their role in the 1917 revolution that brought the communists to power.
The outsized prevalence of Jews in the ranks of the revolution that broke out a century ago on Nov. 7 has remained a mainstay of anti-Semitic vitriol in the area.
During the Holocaust, it served as a pretext for the …read more