Beth writes about a documentary film by an Israelimore ... filmmaker who accompanies her mother back to the former Soviet Union to retrace the story of her part in the battle for the right to live as Jews and to leave. It is a hair-raising tale of desperation, chutzpah, courage, faith, and suffering.
Yosef Mendelevich, now in his 60s, recalls the antimore ... Semitism of his childhood and his experiences as a refusnik and member of the Jewish underground. After he and his friends hijacked an airplane, he was sentenced to imprisonment. In 1981, he was released and came to Israel, with no regrets. Close