In the introduction to this volume, Liebman delineates the parameters of Gitelman's research on Soviet immigrants, which is confined to the third wave (1989-1992) of Former Soviet Union (FSU) immigrants to Israel. He explains that the data is informed by Gitelman's extensive and unparalleled knowledge of the attitudes and behavior of FSU Jews in a variety of settings and over a variety of time periods. Liebman briefly discusses the forces contributing to their emigration and lauds Israel's successful absorption of this community.
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Liebman, Charles S. Introduction. Immigration and Identity: The Resettlement and Impact of Soviet Immigrants on Israeli Politics and Society. Susan and David Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies (University of Judaism). 1995: