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Russian Jews on three continents : migration and resettlement

Author: Noah Lewin-Epstein; Yaacov Ro'i; Paul Ritterband
Publisher: London ; Portland, Or. : Frank Cass, 1997.
Series: Cummings Center series.
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In the past twenty years almost three-quarters of a million Russian Jews have emigrated to the West. Their presence in Israel, Europe and North America and their absence from Russia have left an indelible imprint on these societies. The emigrants themselves, as well as those who stayed behind, are engaged in a struggle to establish their own identities and achieve social and economic security. This volume brings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Lewin-Epstein; Yaacov Ro'i; Paul Ritterband
ISBN: 0714647268 9780714647265 0714642762 9780714642765
OCLC Number: 36477110
Description: ix, 557 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. 'From a Northern Country': Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration to America and Israel in Historical Perspective / Zvi Gitelman --
2. Soviet Policy towards Jewish Emigration --
An Overview / Yaacov Ro'i --
3. Ethnic and Related Factors in Soviet Emigration Policy, 1968-1989 / Laurie Salitan --
4. Impact of the United States on Soviet Emigration Policy / Richard Schifter --
5. Israel's Immigration Policy and the Dropout Phenomenon / Yehuda Dominitz --
6. Quandaries of an Israeli Minister of Absorption / Yair Tzaban --
7. Israel's Absorption Policy since the 1970s / Shmuel Adler --
8. Interrelationship between Emigration and the Socio-Demographic Profile of Russian Jewry / Mark Tolts --
9. Jewish Emigration from the Former USSR: Who? Why? How Many? / Robert J. Brym --
10. Does the Country Gain or Lose from the Exodus of Jews? The Discussion in Russian Society / Eli Weinerman --
11. Attitudes of Russians towards Jews and Their Emigration, 1989-94 / Alexej G. Levinson --
12. Soviet Jews in the United States: Language and Labour Market Adjustments Revisited / Barry R. Chiswick --
13. Community Formation among Jews from the Former Soviet Union in the US / Steven J. Gold --
14. Immigrants from the former USSR in Israel in the 1990s: Demographic Characteristics and Socio-Economic Absorption / Ari M. Paltiel / Eitan F. Sabatello / Dorith Tal --
15. Jewish Identity among Russian Immigrants in the US / Paul Ritterband --
16. Culture Change, Border Crossings and Identity Shopping: Jewish Teenagers from the CIS Assess Their Future in Israel / Fran Markowitz --
17. Identity and Language: The Social Insertion of Soviet Jews in Israel / Eliezer Ben-Rafael / Idit Geijst / Elite Olshtain --
18. Motivation to Serve in the Israeli Army: The Gap between Cultural Involvement and Cultural Performance / Abraham Carmeli / Judith Fadlon --
19. Is Living in Russia Worthwhile? / Leonid Gozman --
20. View from Kiev / Leonid Finberg --
21. Twenty Years After / Alexander V. Voronel --
22. Absorption of Soviet Immigrants into the Labour Market: Aspects of Occupational Substitution and Retention / Karnit Flug / Nitsa (Kaliner) Kasir / Gur Ofer --
23. Yes to Immigration, but What about Immigrants? Local Attitudes to Immigrant Absorption / Noah Lewin-Epstein / Gila Menahem / Reuven Barham --
24. Educating Lena: Women Immigrants and 'Integration' Policies in Israel --
The Politics of Reproduction and Family Planning / Delila Amir / Larissa I. Remennick / Yuval Elmelech --
25. Learning from Experience: Israeli Schools and the Task of Immigrant Absorption / Rita Sever.
Series Title: Cummings Center series.
Responsibility: edited by Noah Lewin-Epstein, Yaacov Ro'i, and Paul Ritterband.
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This volume assesses the nature and magnitude of the impact created by the emigration of three quarters of a million Russian Jews and to examine the fate of those Jews who left and those who remained.


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