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The Jewish movement in the Soviet Union

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Jewish Movement saw hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews leave their native country for Israel. This book grapples with the movement's origins, its Soviet and international contexts, and its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
History
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781421405643 1421405644
OCLC Number: 759050077
Description: xv, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From disaffection to political opportunity and activism / Yaacov Ro'i --
The surfacing of the Jewish movement / Yaacov Ro'i --
Strategy and tactics / Yaacov Ro'i --
The achievements of the Jewish movement / Yaacov Ro'i --
The impact of the Holocaust and the state of Israel on Soviet Jewish identity / Irena Cantorovich and Nati Cantorovich --
Born under the same star : refuseniks, dissidents, and late socialist society / Juliane Fürst --
Behind the scenes : the attitude of the regime and society toward Jewish emigration / Edith Rogovin Frankel --
Human rights and national rights : the interaction of the Jewish movement with other dissident groups / Yaacov Ro'i and Joshua Rubenstein --
Voices from the inside : Jewish activists' memoirs, 1967-1989 / Stefani Hoffman --
The Zionist family / Theodore H. Friedgut --
Jewish samizdat : dissident texts and the dynamics of the Jewish revival in the Soviet Union / Ann Komaromi --
Judaism and the Jewish movement / Simeon Charny --
The teaching and study of Hebrew / Ari Volvosky --
How the movement was funded / Michael Beizer --
Friends abroad : how the western campaign for Soviet Jews influenced activists in the Soviet Union / Sarah Fainberg --
The United States in the movement's triumph / George P. Shultz.
Responsibility: edited by Yaacov Ro'i ; with an epilogue by George P. Shultz.
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This book is a thoroughly researched, annotated, and well-composed study that portrays the unfolding Jewish drama in the former USSR with acuity and insight. It is an important addition to the Read more...

 
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