publication . Article . 2020

Revival? Rebirth? Renaissance?

Konstanty Gebert;
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  • Published: 01 May 2020 Journal: Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, volume 31, pages 65-75 (issn: 0348-1646, eissn: 2343-4929, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies
Abstract
<jats:p>Drawing on personal experience, the author discusses the vicissitudes of Jewish identity formation in the last two decades of Communist Poland and the first two decades which followed. He addresses the role of religion in the Jewish revival which occurred in that period, and sets it against other models of Jewish identity – Zionist, Yiddishist and assimilationist - on one hand, and the twin pressures of anti- and philosemitism in Polish society at large. This discussion is placed within the broader framework of the Polish political transformation. He finally suggests that the survival and revival of the Jewish community in Poland offers a more general le...
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free text keywords: Polish Jews, Political transition, Poland, Jewish identity, religious identity, Ancient history, Judaism, Cultural assimilation, History, Religious identity, The Renaissance, Communism, Assimilation (phonology), Jewish identity, Politics, lcsh:Judaism, lcsh:BM1-990
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