The New Jewish Diaspora

The New Jewish Diaspora

Russian-speaking Immigrants in the United States, Israel, and Germany

eBook - 2015
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"Jews of Eastern Europe have immigrated in large numbers to countries like Israel, the United States, and Germany. This migration across international borders has created challenges for Russian-speaking Jews as they forge their cultural, national, and ethnic identities. Gitelman's collection gathers essays on the Russian-speaking Jewish diaspora from scholars in a wide range of fields including sociology, anthropology, literature, political science, history, and demography. By taking a multidisciplinary approach, the volume explores the many issues involving Russian-speaking Jews and their diaspora. Areas of focus include demographically defining the people and the diaspora, and what connects these now separated groups; political attitudes of Russian-speaking Jews and the implications of their convictions; the "malleability" of ethnicity and the process of how identity is recreated when transplanted in a new land; the effects migration has had on religiosity for Russian-speaking Jews; and analyzing the literary voices of writers within the diaspora. No previous volume has dealt in such depth with the ever-growing population of migrant Russian-speaking Jews"--
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780813576312
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Gitelman, Zvi Y. - Editor


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