By Elissa Bemporad
Minsk, the current capital of Belarus, used to be a seriously Jewish urban within the a long time among the realm wars. Recasting our figuring out of Soviet Jewish historical past, turning into Soviet Jews demonstrates that the customarily violent social adjustments enforced via the communist venture didn't break continuities with prerevolutionary types of Jewish existence in Minsk. utilizing Minsk as a case learn of the Sovietization of Jews within the former faded of payment, Elissa Bemporad finds the ways that many Jews acculturated to Soviet society within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties whereas last dedicated to older styles of Jewish id, similar to Yiddish tradition and schooling, attachment to the traditions of the Jewish staff' Bund, circumcision, and kosher slaughter. This pioneering learn additionally illuminates the reshaping of gender kin at the Jewish highway and explores Jewish daily life and identification throughout the years of the good Terror.
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Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (The Modern Jewish Experience) by Elissa Bemporad