Religion and Jewish Identity in the Soviet Union, 1941�1964 (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry)

By: Altshuler, Mordechai

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This illuminating study explores the role of religious institutions in the makeup of Jewish identity in the former Soviet Union, against the backdrop of the government's antireligion policies from the 1940s to the 1960s. Foregrounding instances of Jewish public and private activities centered on synagogues and prayer groups--paradoxically the only Jewish institutions sanctioned by the government--Altshuler dispels the commonly held perception of Soviet Jewry as "The Jews of Silence" and reveals the earliest stirrings of Jewish national sentiment that anticipated the liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Title: Religion and Jewish Identity in the Soviet Union, 1941�1964 (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry)

Author Name: Altshuler, Mordechai

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Publisher: Brandeis University Press: 2012-07-10

ISBN Number: 161168272X

ISBN Number 13: 9781611682724

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M161168272XZ2