Russian Jews on Three Continents: Migration and Resettlement

Russian Jews on Three Continents: Migration and Resettlement

by Noah Lewin-Epstein
     
 

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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 in a struggle to establish their own identities and to achieve social…  See more details below

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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 in a struggle to establish their own identities and to achieve social and economic security

In this volume an international assembly of experts historians, sociologists, demographers and politicians join forces in order to assess the nature and magnitude of the impact created by this emigration and to examine the fate of those Jews who left and those who remained. Their wide-ranging perspectives contribute to creating a variegated and complex picture of the recent Russian Jewish Emigration.

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Between 1989 and 1994, approximately 800,000 Jews emigrated from the regions of what formerly constituted the USSR. These 25 essays examine the reasons for that migration and the consequences for the populations of Jews that remained and those that settled the U.S. and Israel from the perspectives of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and demography. The papers are arranged in six sections treating the historical setting, policy formulation and implementation, social contexts, social and economic absorption in Israel and the U.S., cultural change and identity dilemmas, and impact on the receiving societies. Paperback edition (unseen) $29.50. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781135215538
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
568
File size:
6 MB

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