Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939
Shneer, David, Shofar
Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939, by Anna Shternshis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. 252 pp. $24.95.
The law of unintended consequences defines Anna Shternshis' fascinating new book, Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popuhr Culture in the Soviet Union. After the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the new Soviet government enacted policies to eliminate perceived injustices from the tsarist regime and to turn its multiethnic empire into a Soviet nation. Soviet Jews were some of the biggest beneficiaries of these new policies. Old pre-revolutionary laws that restricted Jews' mobility and access to education were eliminated; this change caused …
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Publication information: Article title: Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939. Contributors: Shneer, David - Author. Journal title: Shofar. Volume: 25. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2007. Page number: 176+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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