“Samarkand” tells the story of the Chassidic underground that operated in the Soviet Union, upholding Judaism during the rule of communist terror. Gripping narrative sweep the reader to distant lands, and paints a picture of mysterious figures in Samarkand’s alleys, secret Torah study under the constant threat of arrest by the KGB, and the long and hard fought victory in inspiring Jewish renaissance throughout the Soviet Union. Recommended by many. See images for recommendation quotes. ~ Samarkand makes history! Highly-acclaimed book honored in the Senate on Capitol Hill.