Numerous Jewish periodicals and publishers were an important result of the three decades of the Jewish cultural revival in the late USSR and the post-Soviet states. An impressive picture of these activities was presented by Dr. Velvl Chernin in a recent, No 33 issue of the Euro-Asian Jewish Policy Papers. Still, the question has to be asked: to what degree this production is in demand by the target audience? And at least a partial answer can be found in the results of our comprehensive sociological study of the extended Jewish population in the four FSU countries.
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Academic Chairman of the IEAJS, lecturer in political science and sociology of modern Jewish communities, Ariel and Bar-Ilan Universities