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Jewish Hearts a Study of Dynamic Ethnicity in the United States and the Soviet Union

by Betty N. Hoffman

  • ISBN: 9780791449455
  • ISBN10: 0791449459

Jewish Hearts a Study of Dynamic Ethnicity in the United States and the Soviet Union

by Betty N. Hoffman

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780791449455
  • ISBN10: 0791449459
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Description: LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION Definitions and Demographics Russian Jews Soviet Jews American Jews Sources of Information "The Literature" Theoretical Analysis in a Complex World PART I. THE TRANSFORMATION OF JEWISH LIFE IN TWO CONTEXTS, 1881-1970 1. The Old Country Ethnicity and Anti-Semitism: Critical Boundaries Assassination Politics and Power Religion and Ideology: The Basis for Social Cohesion Education Economic Production under Anti-Semitic Pressure War, Chaos, and Change Revolutio n 2. The Search for a Niche in the Soviet World New Incentives, New Constraints, and Anti-Semitism The Consolidation of Communist Power The Decimation of Religious Practice: Silence as a Strategy Education for the New Economy The Great Patriotic War: The Decimation of the Jews Discrimination at Home, Support for Israel Abroad Stalin''s Final Terror The Post-Stalin Era The Six Day War Beyond Silence: Moving toward a Positive Jewish Ethnicity 3. Die Goldene Medine: The Golden Land Hartford: The Challenge of the New World Yiddishkeit in Hartford: The Immigrant Neighborhood Adapting to the Hartford Political System Religious Practice: The Defining Ethnic Marker Kinship and Social Structure Education and Americanization: New Secular Trends Searching for Economic Security The Beginning of Immigration Restriction 4. The Consolidation of the Hartford Community The Area of Second Settlement The Depression and Anti-Semitism: Limiting the Refugees World War II and the Aftermath" Transitions in the Postwar Period The Six Day War: The American Jewish Response "Save Soviet Jewry" PART II. EGYPT AND THE EXODUS, 1990-1984 5. Egypt Shifting Identities Enduring Daily Life in the U.S.S.R. The Politicization of Soviet Jewry 6. Jewish Identity Ethnic Ambivalence Remnants of Behavior Accepting Ethnic Identity and Shifting to Action 7. Ethnicity: In the Community, at School, and at Work Remnants of Jewish Community Shrinking Educational Opportunities for the Children The Threat of Economic Limitations for the Children 8. The Exodus Breaking Old Patterns Gathering Courage and Information Emigration: Moving through the Process A Soviet Jewish Analysis of Refusal Wandering in the Wilderness: The Transition PART III. THE PROMISED LAND, 1975-1984 9. Selecting New Strategies for the New World Hartford: The New Context Initial Preoccupations: Interpreting the Alternatives The Volunteers: A Personal Invitation to Jewish Community 10. Incorporating New Variables Education: Making Critical Choices for the Children Economic Production: Encountering the Capitalist System Alternatives in Economic Production 11. Involvement with Community Life Kinship and Personal Contacts Social Structure and Community "American Politics Is One of the Best Entertainments" 12. Religion and Identity in the Promised Land Initial Expectations Reported Jewish Behaviors Expressions of Jewish Identity The Affiliated The Unaffiliated with "Jewish Hearts" Rejecting Ascription "There is Judaism in Us So Deep Inside That, When It Matters, It Comes Out; but When It Doesn''t, It''s Buried" CONCLUSION Who Am I? Where Do I Fit into This New World? What Does It Mean to Be a Jew Now? NOTES SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
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