By Olaf Glöckner, and Yitzhak Sternberg Eliezer Ben-Rafael
Given that their fresh dispersion from the previous Soviet Union, Russian-speaking Jews (RSJ) became nearly all of Germany's longstanding Jewry. An entity marked through permeable limitations, they express a unity and dedication to international Jewry, together with Israel, yet feeble identity with their hosts. The identity with the bigger Jewish neighborhood results in a large consensus about the significance of supplying Jewish schooling to the younger. The examine offered the following explores the impression of the RSJ group, their courting with German talking Jews, and the ways that the RSJ identity with international Jewry impacts Jewish schooling possibilities for the younger. using surveys of the most important Jewish groups in Germany, interviews of prime public figures, and a finished assessment of the Jewish academic framework on hand in Germany, this ebook seeks to give an outline and research of the Jewish inhabitants in Germany together with its attitudes, actions, expectancies, and determine formulations. This publication is additionally on hand in paperback.
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As for the new Russian-speaking immigrants, who now form the vast majority of Jewry in Germany, they find themselves with two different “territorialized origins”—Israel, and their original country in the FSU. general perspectives 17 This population can now openly express its Jewishness and some allegiance to Israel, where the largest part of their fellow-Jews have chosen to settle and now form the largest concentration of RSJs in the world. On the other hand, this population is also attached to Russian culture and their country of origin.
Often superficially understood, it is a form of Judaism that intermingles with 16 chapter one other interests—even though it may provide a fruitful field for intellectual, professional, or artistic creativity. It is in this cluster that one finds the lowest level of cohesion in the transnational dimension, and the highest degree of heterogeneity in the spatial dimension. ” This issue, we believe, is acutely significant for the new Jews of Germany where many people lacking any baggage of Jewish education and culture have recently settled and are now the flag-bearers of historical German Jewry.
Many of them moved to the cities, and more than a few achieved professional and financial success. At that time, young educated Jews became lawyers, physicians, artists, publicists, scientists, and some high-ranking politicians. Though they encountered career barriers, some highly talented Jews who rejected conversion to Christianity nevertheless managed to become deputies in the National Parliament (Reichstag) and in the senates of provincial towns. Parts of the Jewish elites were now also tremendously successful in banking, publishing, large-scale industry, and international trading, and many enjoyed shared networks with non-Jewish Germans.