A study by leading experts of the cultural, political, demographic and social evolution of Jewish religious and communal life after the fall of the Soviet Union in regions that still encompass one of the largest Jewish diaspora populations.
Author Biography: Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political Science and Preston Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is author of A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present (Second, Expanded Edition Indiana University Press, 2001) and Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 and editor of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR (Indiana University Press, 1997).
Musya Glants, a Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, is coeditor (with Joyce Toomre) of Food in Russian History and Culture (Indiana University Press, 1997).
Marshall I. Goldman is Davis Professor of Russian Economics, Emeritus, Wellesley College and Associate Director the Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University. He is author of What Went Wrong with Perestroika?, Lost Opportunity: What Has Made Economic Reform in in Russia So Difficult?, and Gorbachev's Challenge: Economic Reform in the Age of High Technology.