TITLE

IMPORTING DIVISIONISM INSTEAD OF DIVERSITY

AUTHOR(S)
Šmok, Martin
PUB. DATE
March 2016
SOURCE
European Judaism;Spring2016, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This personal account of a former Czechoslovak Jewish Youth leader offers insights into the process of searching for Jewish identity and its meaning in post-Communist Czechoslovakia. The author discusses the conceptual struggles faced by his generation, raised during the last two decades of the Communist regime, the impact of imported ideological infighting and factional splits on the makeup of an emerging community, the pop- appeal of Judaism to the Czech masses and the varied reactions of the highly assimilated Czech Jews to the eventual arrival of a dogmatic religious leadership.
ACCESSION #
116227937

 

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