The first time I laid eyes on a stainless-steel, save Soviet Jewry bracelet -- each one engraved with the name of a Soviet Jewish dissident, I was transfixed. To be a teenager wearing one in North America in the mid-1980s signified a sense of collective consciousness for distant prisoners of conscience and the fact that one was a member of a tightly-identifying, if globally dispersed, tribe. “I wore it with...