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Do Russian Jewish Communities Have a Future in Germany and the EU?

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Do Russian Jewish Communities Have a Future in Germany and the EU?

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EAJ Policy Papers, No 18 (12 April 2019)

In his article published in the No 15 issue of the Euro-Asian Policy Papers, Olaf Glöckner had presented a long list of problems that Russian Jewish immigrants (RJIs) of the 1990s and 2000s faced in Germany but concludes that the demographic potential and cultural pluralism that they brought to local Jewish communities opens them some optimistic perspective. It looks however that alienation of these immigrants from local society and traditional Jewish communal establishment now is even bigger than one thought a decade ago. Rather than German Jewish, the strengthening of the Russian Jewish identity may become an alternative to non-Jewish identification.  Would Jewish umbrella organizations be able to stand this challenge?

For the full version of this article in Russian please follow the link.

Prof. Zeev Khanin
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