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struggle for Soviet Jewry in American politics

Frederick A. Lazin

struggle for Soviet Jewry in American politics

Israel versus the American Jewish establishment

by Frederick A. Lazin

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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


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StatementFred A. Lazin.
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Paginationxii, 356 p. ;
Number of Pages356
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Open LibraryOL22623698M
ISBN 100739108425

The Soviet Union discriminated against Soviet Jews and justified it by declaring America’s racial politics would no longer be for identifying with Black people’s struggle for a life of.   Throughout the year struggle, which grew in strength until the Soviet gates finally opened in , American Jews may have differed over .

  In a new book, historian Marc Dollinger argues that the conventional wisdom of Jewish and African-American harmony during the civil rights era . In the process, American Jewry discovered its political power and its spiritual vitality, as a once-timid community learned to become a vigorous advocate of Jewish interests. This was the pre-history of the élan that American Jewry acquired in the wake of the Six Day War a few years later.

Overview Papers of Morey Schapira reflect the work of the prominent activist of the American Soviet Jewry movement in the years The collection includes details on Mr. Schapira’s leadership role with organizations Action for Soviet Jewry, the Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry, the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, and the Union . There is no available evidence that he ever lifted a finger to fight for Soviet Jews. We may not care today about the politics of the s in which Sanders’s identity was forged; however, the struggle for Soviet Jewry was the great Jewish moral test of the subsequent decades, and it is one he failed.


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The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics examines the conflict between the Israeli government and the organized American Jewish community over the final destination of Soviet Jewish ZmigrZs between and Brand: Lexington Books. He conducted open-ended interviews with members of the Liaison Bureau and several American Jewish leaders and professionals.

A complete list of references and archival sources is in Fred Lazin, The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel versus the American Jewish Establishment. Lanham, md: Lexington Books, Murray Friedman.Cited by: 1.

HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) is a Jewish American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees.

It was established in to aid Jewish refugees. Inthe State Department asked HIAS to aid in resettling 3, Vietnam refugees. Since that time, the organization continues to provide support for refugees of all nationalities.

In this important study of Soviet Jewry, Yaacov Ro'i examines the cultural, social, political and international context of the movement for emigration, from the establishment of the state of Israel to the outbreak of the Six Day War.

American Jewish Leaders Define Their Political Interests Most of this volume focuses on the strategies Americans used to put the Soviet Jewry issue on the public agenda, the conflict over turf within the American Soviet Jewry movement, and the struggle between Israel and the American Jewish establishment.

Soviet Jewry in the s: The Politics of Anti-Semitism and Emigration and the Dynamics of Resettlement. Duke University Press, ; Kahane, Meir. The Story of the Jewish Defense League. Chilton Book Company, ; Schroeter, Leonard. The Last Exodus. University of Washington Press, ; A Second Exodus: The American movement to Free Soviet.

The Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) was the first American national movement created to help free Russian Jews. Fred Lazin's The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics, which was discussed at a program sponsored by the Division of U.S.

Studies and the Kennan Institute, looks specifically at the attempt of the Israeli government to use American Jewish groups to pressure the U.S. government on behalf of Israel's interest in attracting Soviet Jews, and at the unintended consequences that resulted.

The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel versus the American Jewish Establishment By Reimers, David M. Jewry. In sharp contrast Lazin's The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel versus the American Jewish Establishment 4) presents a very different picture of Jewish leaders and organizations in the s and s.

At least four major differences are worth noting. First, a single organization, the American Jewish Committee, had. The protest movement on behalf of Soviet Jewry, which spread throughout the United States and other Jewish communities during the s and s, was in large measure a response to the revelations of what the Nazis had done to the Jews, coupled with the revelations of the general inactivity and indifference of much of the Western world's leadership to their fate, left world.

This Backgrounder was adapted by the author from his new book, The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel versus the American Jewish Establishment (Lexington Books). Fred A. Lazin is the Lynn and Lloyd Hurst Family Professor of Local Government at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

Marla Brettschneider Department of Political Science University of New Hampshire The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel Versus the American Jewish Establishment, by Fred A. Lazin. Lanham: Lexington Books, pp. $   Kelner, who is writing a book on how activism for Soviet Jewry shaped American Jewish culture from the s to the s, said the movement taught American Jews to stand up for themselves and for.

Book Reviews The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel Versus the American Jewish Establishment. By Fred A. Lazin. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, ZO xii + pp. One of the greatest exoduses in Jewish history occurred in the latter half of the twentieth century when over one million Soviet Jews emigrated.

In its struggle for the freedom of Soviet Jews, American Jewry liberated itself as well.” That’s a large claim and hard to prove. Suffice it to say that millions of American Jews worked together and used all the power they had to save and free fellow Jews.

What they could not do was work in unity. Lessons, and Myths, of the Struggle for Soviet Jewry According to a widespread myth, writes Elliott Abrams, unprecedented unity among Americans in general and American Jews in particular won Soviet Jews the freedom to emigrate.In this important new study of Soviet Jewry, Yaacov Ro'i examines their struggle for emigration from the establishment of the State of Israel to the outbreak of the Six-Day War.

Using a range of personal interviews, he explores how Jewish self awareness arose both as a result of the founding of the State of Israel and as a product of the s: 2.