Ашкеназские Евреи Бывшего Ссср: Религиозная Идентичность И Религиозно-культурная Традиция
Ashkenazi Jews of the Former USSR: Religious Identity and Religious-Cultural Tradition
This article is based on the data of the comprehensive survey of the extended Jewish population of five post-Soviet republics, including their Israeli component, initiated by the Euro- Asian Jewish Congress and conducted under the supervision of the author in 2019 with the aim of understanding the current trends among this group, including their ethnic, cultural and religious identity. The research proved that predominately secular ethnic character of Soviet Jewish identity also valid almost three decades after the USSR. The role of religion in this identity in the post-Soviet times was growing however remains marginal. We may conclude that respondents’ vision of Judaism, Christianity and other religions was much more a subject of their social and cultural values rather than religious belief and demonstrated a substantial correlation with the level of homogeneity of their ethnic Jewish origin and ethnic identity. At the same time public practicing of Jewish religious traditions, including visiting a synagogue, more remains a factor of community socialization rather than an indication of religiosity.
Jewish Identity Ethnicity Main Topic: Identity and Community Surveys Religious Observance and Practice
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Ашкеназские Евреи Бывшего Ссср: Религиозная Идентичность И Религиозно-культурная Традиция. 2020: 182-190. https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-2641