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Author Altshuler, Mordechai.

Title Religion and Jewish identity in the Soviet Union, 1941-1964 / Mordechai Altshuler ; translated by Saadya Sternberg
Edition First edition
Published Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Tauber Institute series for the study of European Jewry
Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series (Unnumbered)
Contents pt. I. From religious leniency to a campaign of oppression -- 1. Soviet religious policy in the wake of the Nazi invasion, 1941-1948 -- 2. The legalization of congregations and synagogues -- 3. The formation of prayer groups (minyanim) -- 4. Jewish spiritual needs in the aftermath of the Holocaust -- 5. Stalin's final years, 1949-1953: persecution and the threat of liquidation -- 6. Public displays of Jewish identity: demonstrations in the Synagogue Square -- 7. Khrushchev's "thaw," 1954-1959 -- 8. The public campaign against religion -- Part II: Between the private and the public spheres -- 9. Rabbis and the congregational establishment -- 10. Cantors for hire -- 11. Financing religious activities -- 12. Religious studies and the Moscow Yeshiva, 1957 -- 13. Kosher slaughter (shechita) and matzah baking -- 14. Holiday observance in the private sphere -- 15. Charity and the Jewish needy -- 16. Ritual baths and circumcision -- 17. Cemeteries, Holocaust memorials, and burial societies -- 18. The attitude of world Jewry and Israel to Judaism in the USSR
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jews -- Government policy -- Soviet Union.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- History.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Identity
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Social conditions.
USSR -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Sternberg, Saadya.
ISBN 1611682738 (electronic bk.)
9781611682731 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Yahadut ba-makhbesh ha-Sovyeṭi. English