To Russia and Back: Learning from the "Periphery"

By Shari Cohen

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, 2001

The author shares reflections from a visit to the former Soviet Union, arguing that the Russian Jewish community quickly is becoming a community that American and Israeli Jews ignore at their peril. This community has something to teach us -- perhaps more than we have to teach them. It offers insights about membership, about taking risks with Jewish culture, and about the Jewish contribution to society at large. Russia may well be the site where a post-assimilationist Jewish identity will emerge.

Topic: Former Soviet Union (FSU), Leadership, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive

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Genre: Other

Coverage: Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Shari. To Russia and Back: Learning from the "Periphery". CLAL Politics and Policy Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2437


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