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Jewish-Russian Heritage
An overview of the history of the Jews in Russia, including the radical actions taken to stop the growth and existence of Jewish culture and its current resurgence.
# 50502 | 2,391 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Apr 15, 2004 in Religion and Theology (Judaism) , History (Russian)

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This paper looks at how, during the past two decades, the former Soviet Union has gone through many different changes, with the biggest one being the dismantling of its very existence and government and the slow process of rebuilding it from the ground up. It examines how, in the former Soviet Union, there were many strict rules, and the heavy arm of Communism was felt throughout the state. One of the things that was heavily mandated was the freedom of religion. It explores how the Jewish faith encountered severe opposition in the Soviet Union for many years and how, with the dismantling of the Soviet Union, the question of religious freedom has again raised its head and how the Russian Jewish heritage is again taking a turn in the road. It shows how after a century of being attacked, ignored, oppressed, and punished, it is beginning to come alive and be recognized as a growing and active faith among the Russian residents who are Jewish.

From the Paper:

"By the early 1800's Nicholas was in control and decided he was going to handle the Jewish problem once and for all. He used suppression and cohesion to do his work and ordered thousands of Jewish youth into the army. The youths ranged from 12-25 years old. This move caused significant problems in the Jewish communities as it demoralized and angered those who were forced to give up their children for an army to defend a nation that treated them like second class citizens. It became a tug of war with the Jewish parents refusing to send their sons and the government sending in what were called "snatchers" to steal them away and make them join."

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