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Post-Communist Jewish Identities: Articles

Annotated bibliographies on several aspects of the subject.

Jewish Community Revival

This section was compiled by
Rachel Williams.


Azaryahu, Maoz, and Aharon Kellerman. “Symbolic Places of National History and Revival: A Study in Zionist Mythical Geography.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 24.1 (1999): 109-23. Web. <>.

Brasz, Chaya. “After the Shoah: Continuity and Change in the Postwar Jewish Community of the Netherlands.” Jewish History 15.2 (2001): 149-68. Web. <>.

Frigyesi, Judit. “The Jewish Service in Communist Hungary: A Personal Journey.” British Journal of Ethnomusicology 11.1, Red Ritual: Ritual Music and Communism. (2002): 141-57. Web. <>.

Gillman, Abigail. “Cultural Awakening and Historical Forgetting: The Architecture of Memory in the Jewish Museum of Vienna and in Rachel Whiteread's "Nameless Library."’ New German Critique 93, Austrian Writers Confront the Past (2004): 145-73. Web. <>.

Gitelman, Zvi. “The Decline of the Diaspora Jewish Nation: Boundaries, Content, and Jewish Identity.” Jewish Social Studies 4.2 (1998): 112-32. Web. <>.

Horwitz, Rivka. “Franz Rosenzweig and Gershom Scholem on Zionism and the Jewish People.” Jewish History 6.05, The Frank Talmage Memorial Volume (1992): 99-111. Web. <>.

Itoh, Reiko, and Leonard Plotnicov. “The Saturday Morning Informal Service: Community and Identity in a Reform Congregation.” Ethnology 38.1 (1999): 1-19. Web. <>.

Luz, Ehud. “Buber’s Hermeneutics: The Road to the Revival of the Collective Memory and Religious Faith.” Modern Judaism 15.1 (1995): 69-93. Web. <>.

Penslar, Derek Jonathan. “Transmitting Jewish Culture: Radio in Israel.” Jewish Social Studies 10.1 (2003): 1-29. Web. <>.

Reiter, Ester. “Secular “Yiddishkait:” Left Politics, Culture, and Community.” Labour / Le Travail 49.0 (2002): 121-46. Web. <>.

Saposnik, Arieh Bruce. “…Will Issue Forth from Zion”?: The Emergence of a Jewish National Culture in Palestine and the Dynamics of Yishuv-Diaspora Relations.” Jewish Social Studies 10.1 (2003): 151-84. Web. <>.

Schweid, Eliezer. “Prophetic Mysticism” in the Twentieth-Century Jewish Thought.” Modern Judaism 14.2 (1994): 139-74. Web. <>.

Shurkin, Michael Robert. “Decolonization and the Renewal of French Judaism: Reflections on The Contemporary French Jewish Scene.” Jewish Social Studies 6.2 (2000): 156-76. Web. <>.

Simon, Rachel. “Language Change and Socio-Political Transformations: The Case of Nineteenth- and Twentieth- Century Libyan Jews.” Jewish History 4.1 (1989): 101-21. Web. <>.

Stadler, Nurit. “Is Profane Work an Obstacle to Salvation? The Case of Ultra Orthodox (Haredi) Jews in Contemporary Israel.” Sociology of Religion 63.4 (2002): 455-74. Web. <>.

Vörös, Kati. “How Jewish Is Jewish Budapest?” Jewish Social Studies 8.1 (2001): 88-125. Web. <>.

Weber, Donald. “Taking Jewish American Popular Culture Seriously: The Yinglish Worlds of Gertrude Berg, Milton Berle, and Mickey Katz.” Jewish Social Studies 5.05, American Jewish History and Culture in the Twentieth Century (1998-99): 124-53. Web. <>.

Zaidman-Dvir, Nurit, and Stephen Sharot. “The Response of Israeli Society to New Religious Movements: ISKCON and Teshuvah.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31.3 (1992): 279-95. Web. <>.

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