‘Rachel’ books bring family’s Jewish past out of hiding

‘Rachel’ books bring family’s Jewish past out of hiding The year is 1903, and young Rachel is leaving Russia with what remains of her family, escaping the violent pogroms that took her father’s life. After a cross-country train ride to Shanghai — one of the closest safe havens for Jews at the time — the teen tries to adjust to life in China, finding a job at a Jewish newspaper…