Changing Emphasis in Jewish Migration

By Ilja M. Dijour

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1950

The author reviews the enormous upheaval in Jewish life which took place between the 1880s and the time of this article's composition, focusing on the effects of these events upon the phenomenon of Jewish migration. This era saw a renewal of antisemitic activity in Eastern Europe, unprecedented Jewish immigration to America, two World Wars, the Holocaust, aliyah to Palestine, and the establishment of the State of Israel. The author notes that while the main problem facing Jewish would-be migrants in the past was the receptivity of the destination country, the establishment of Israel has solved that problem at the same time that a new and parallel problem has emerged: the refusal of Russia and its fellow Eastern European nations to allow Jews (or other citizens) to leave. The author reviews implications of these monumental events for the field of social work and Jewish communal service.

Topic: History, Social Work, International Relations, Immigration, War, Shoah, International Relief/Aid, Refugees, Holocaust, Zionism

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 27/no.1

Page Number(s): 72-79

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , Russia , United States , World

Language: English

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Dijour, Ilja M. Changing Emphasis in Jewish Migration. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1950: 72-79.


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