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Russian Jews on Three Continents : Migration and Resettlement - Noah Lewin-Epstein

Russian Jews on Three Continents

Migration and Resettlement

By: Noah Lewin-Epstein (Editor), Paul Ritterband (Editor), Yaacov Ro'i (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9780714647265
Number Of Pages: 568

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In the past twenty years almost three quarters of a million Russian Jews have emigrated to the West. Their presence in Israel, Europe and North America and their absence from Russia have left an indelible imprint on these societies. The emigrants themselves as well as those who stayed behind, are in a struggle to establish their own identities and to achieve social and economic security
In this volume an international assembly of experts historians, sociologists, demographers and politicians join forces in order to assess the nature and magnitude of the impact created by this emigration and to examine the fate of those Jews who left and those who remained. Their wide-ranging perspectives contribute to creating a variegated and complex picture of the recent Russian Jewish Emigration.

Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The Historical Setting
'From a Northern Country': Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration to America and Israel in Historical Perspectivep. 21
From Emigration to Absorption: Policy Formulation and Implementation
Soviet Policy towards Jewish Emigration--An Overviewp. 45
Ethnic and Related Factors in Soviet Emigration Policy, 1968-1989p. 68
The Impact of the United States on Soviet Emigration Policyp. 87
Israel's Immigration Policy and the Dropout Phenomenonp. 113
The Quandaries of an Israeli Minister of Absorptionp. 128
Israel's Absorption Policy since the 1970sp. 135
The Social Context of Emigration
The Interrelationship between Emigration and the Socio-Demographic Profile of Russian Jewryp. 147
Jewish Emigration from the Former USSR: Who? Why? How Many?p. 177
Does the Country Gain or Lose from the Exodus of Jews? The Discussion in Russian Societyp. 194
Attitudes of Russians towards Jews and Their Emigration, 1989-94p. 222
Social and Economic Absorption in Israel and the US
Soviet Jews in the United States: Language and Labour Market Adjustments Revisitedp. 233
Community Formation among Jews from the Former Soviet Union in the USp. 261
Immigrants from the former USSR in Israel in the 1990s: Demographic Characteristics and Socio-Economic Absorptionp. 284
Cultural Change and Identity Dilemmas
Jewish Identity among Russian Immigrants in the USp. 325
Culture Change, Border Crossings and Identity Shopping: Jewish Teenagers from the CIS Assess Their Future in Israelp. 344
Identity and Language: The Social Insertion of Soviet Jews in Israelp. 364
Motivation to Serve in the Israeli Army: The Gap between Cultural Involvement and Cultural Performancep. 389
Is Living in Russia Worthwhile?p. 406
The View from Kievp. 415
Twenty Years Afterp. 421
Impact on the Receiving Society
The Absorption of Soviet Immigrants into the Labour Market: Aspects of Occupational Substitution and Retentionp. 433
Yes to Immigration, but What about Immigrants? Local Attitudes to Immigrant Absorptionp. 471
Educating Lena: Women Immigrants and 'Integration' Policies in Israel--The Politics of Reproduction and Family Planningp. 495
Learning from Experience: Israeli Schools and the Task of Immigrant Absorptionp. 510
Appendixp. 541
Notes on Contributorsp. 543
Glossaryp. 549
Indexp. 551
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ISBN: 9780714647265
ISBN-10: 0714647268
Series: Cummings Center (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 1st May 1997
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.95  x 4.01
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1