Discuss the relationship between Solomon and Volodya and analyze Volodya's belief that his father never understood him.
Choose two Russian leaders discussed in "The Gates of November" and compare their styles of leadership and impact on Russian society and the world as a whole.
Discuss the role of the KGB or Russia's secret police in Volodya and Masha's life and the life of other refuseniks.
Compare the experience of Chaim Potok's family with that of the Slepak family.
Examine the causes and history of anti-Semitism and discuss how governments have supported prejudice.
Examine the the theme of father and son conflict and generational gaps as discussed in "The Gates of November".
Discuss how one might try to reconcile the identity of being both a Russian and a Jew.
Discuss the spread of Communism and how it affected Jews before and after World War II.
Compare the relationship between...
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