By Elissa Bemporad
Minsk, the current capital of Belarus, used to be a seriously Jewish urban within the many years among the area wars. Recasting our figuring out of Soviet Jewish historical past, turning into Soviet Jews demonstrates that the customarily violent social adjustments enforced by means of the communist venture didn't ruin continuities with prerevolutionary varieties of Jewish lifestyles in Minsk. utilizing Minsk as a case learn of the Sovietization of Jews within the former light of cost, Elissa Bemporad unearths the ways that many Jews acculturated to Soviet society within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties whereas closing devoted to older styles of Jewish id, similar to Yiddish tradition and schooling, attachment to the traditions of the Jewish employees' Bund, circumcision, and kosher slaughter. This pioneering research additionally illuminates the reshaping of gender kin at the Jewish road and explores Jewish lifestyle and identification in the course of the years of the nice Terror.
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Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (The Modern Jewish Experience) by Elissa Bemporad