Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (BOK)

Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (BOK)

Elissa Bemporad

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Minsk, the present capital of Belarus, was a heavily Jewish city in the decades between the world wars. Recasting our understanding of Soviet Jewish history, Becoming Soviet Jews demonstrates that the often violent social changes enforced by the communist project did not destroy continuities with prerevolutionary forms of Jewish life in Minsk. In contrast to the traditional characterization of the Jewish response to the Soviet regime as anticommunist, Elissa Bemporad reveals the ways in which many Minsk Jews acculturated to Soviet society in the 1920s and 1930s while remaining committed to older social and religious norms of Jewish identity, such as Yiddish culture and education, participation in the Bund, synagogue worship, circumcision, and kosher slaughter.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Elissa Bemporad
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253008220
Antall sider 292 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 22,9cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 408 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Marxism & Communism, Jewish studies