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Religion and Jewish identity in the Soviet Union, 1941-1964

Author: Mordechai Altshuler; Saadya Sternberg
Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press, ©2012.
Series: Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series (Unnumbered)
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Unearths the roots of a national awakening among Soviet Jews during World War II and its aftermath


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mordechai Altshuler; Saadya Sternberg
ISBN: 9781611682717 1611682711 9781611682724 161168272X 9781611682731 1611682738
OCLC Number: 760976152
Description: x, 324 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. From religious leniency to a campaign of oppression --
1. Soviet religious policy in the wake of the Nazi invasion, 1941-1948 --
2. The legalization of congregations and synagogues --
3. The formation of prayer groups (minyanim) --
4. Jewish spiritual needs in the aftermath of the Holocaust --
5. Stalin's final years, 1949-1953: persecution and the threat of liquidation --
6. Public displays of Jewish identity: demonstrations in the Synagogue Square --
7. Khrushchev's "thaw," 1954-1959 --
8. The public campaign against religion --
Part II: Between the private and the public spheres --
9. Rabbis and the congregational establishment --
10. Cantors for hire --
11. Financing religious activities --
12. Religious studies and the Moscow Yeshiva, 1957 --
13. Kosher slaughter (shechita) and matzah baking --
14. Holiday observance in the private sphere --
15. Charity and the Jewish needy --
16. Ritual baths and circumcision --
17. Cemeteries, Holocaust memorials, and burial societies --
18. The attitude of world Jewry and Israel to Judaism in the USSR.
Series Title: Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series (Unnumbered)
Other Titles: Yahadut ba-makhbesh ha-Sovyeṭi.
Responsibility: Mordechai Altshuler ; translated by Saadya Sternberg.


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