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Jews and Jewish education in Germany today [electronic resource] /
by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Olaf Glöckner, and Yitzhak Sternberg.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
description
xv, 324 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004201173 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004201170 (hardback : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
isbn
9004201173 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004201170 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11667791
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-12-01:
In 1988, approximately 28,000 Jews lived in West Germany, and a much smaller number resided in East Germany. Today, the number of Jews living in the reunified Germany is greater than 200,000. This sociological study focuses on Russian-speaking Jews (RSJ) who moved to Germany after the demise of the Soviet Union and who now comprise as much as 80 percent of the country's Jewish population. The authors examine the insertion--as opposed to assimilation or integration--of RSJs in German society and the diversity of this community concerning religiosity, education, language use, professional lives, and overlapping identities. Schooling receives particular attention here, as the authors' research illuminates a growing demand for Jewish education as well as the need for a comprehensive educational network. The book also contains two hefty appendixes (each approximately 70 pages) that will be most valuable to specialists. The first of these contains interviews with 24 leaders of Germany's Jewish community. The second is a survey of almost 90 Jewish educational institutions currently operating in Germany. Summing Up: Optional. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty/professionals. B. M. Puaca Christopher Newport University
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The study presented here explores the influence of the RSJ community, their relationship with German speaking Jews, and the ways in which the RJS identification with world Jewry influences Jewish education opportunities for the young.
Description for Reader
All those interested in Jewish studies, Jewish history, Jewish diasporas, Jewish identities, Jews in Europe, Jews in Germany, relations between Israel and the Jewish diaspora, Russian-speaking Jews, transnationalism, contemporary and past diasporas and the study of immigrant's insertion in society.
Long Description
Since their recent dispersion from the former Soviet Union, Russian-speaking Jews (RSJ) have become the vast majority of Germany's longstanding Jewry. An entity marked by permeable boundaries, they show a solidarity and commitment to world Jewry, including Israel, but feeble identification with their hosts. The identification with the larger Jewish community leads to a wide consensus concerning the importance of offering Jewish education to the young. The study presented here explores the influence of the RSJ community, their relationship with German speaking Jews, and the ways in which the RSJ identification with world Jewry influences Jewish education opportunities for the young. Utilizing surveys of the largest Jewish communities in Germany, interviews of leading public figures, and a comprehensive overview of the Jewish educational framework available in Germany, this book seeks to present a description and analysis of the Jewish population in Germany including its attitudes, activities, expectations, and identify formulations.
Main Description
Since their recent dispersion from the former Soviet Union, Russian-speaking Jews (RSJ) have become the vast majority of Germany s longstanding Jewry. An entity marked by permeable boundaries, they show a solidarity and commitment to world Jewry, including Israel, but feeble identification with their hosts. The identification with the larger Jewish community leads to a wide consensus concerning the importance of offering Jewish education to the young. The study presented here explores the influence of the RSJ community, their relationship with German speaking Jews, and the ways in which the RSJ identification with world Jewry influences Jewish education opportunities for the young. Utilizing surveys of the largest Jewish communities in Germany, interviews of leading public figures, and a comprehensive overview of the Jewish educational framework available in Germany, this book seeks to present a description and analysis of the Jewish population in Germany including its attitudes, activities, expectations, and identify formulations.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
General Perspectivesp. 1
Jewry in Germany: Past and Presentp. 19
Insertion in Societyp. 39
The Dynamics of the Communityp. 71
Collective Identitiesp. 87
Expectations of Jewish Educationp. 111
Jewish Education in Germany Todayp. 125
General ConclusionsùAn Ethnocultural Syndromep. 135
Leading Figures Discuss the Jewish Agenda in Germanyp. 153
Jewish Educational Institutions in Germany (2010)p. 243
Bibliographyp. 311
Indexp. 319
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