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‘Go out and learn’

Shakespeare, Bildung and the Jewish Youth Movement in Germany between Integration and Jewish Self-Identification

Rosa Reicher

greatly influenced Jewish youth and their Jewish self-perception in the nineteenth century. The Jewish youth adopted Bildung enthusiastically and it became part of their Jewish identity. Bildung was an important part of the German bourgeoisie and

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“Did You Teach Us to Do Otherwise?”

Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models

Magdalena Kozłowska

Among the documents of the interwar Jewish youth organization Tsukunft held in Polish archives there are only two membership cards. Both of them belonged to young women. The sisters Rachela Beri and Chana Beri were grassroots members who

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Importing Divisionism Instead of Diversity

A Personal Account of Jewish Rebirth in Prague

Martin Šmok

black-clad Shalomists, fans of the band Shalom, or the urge to look somewhere else that made me gradually leave the Beit Simcha group and immerse myself in the activities of the Czechoslovak Union of Jewish Youth. Originally started by children of those

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Henry Skirball

can do nothing by themselves at home or anywhere. Many now have ‘friends’ in all parts of the world and portable entertainment. This has radically reduced the numbers in Jewish youth groups in the US, Israel and elsewhere. Youth workers who do not stay

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Likrat – Leadership and Dialogue

Project for Jewish Teens – Forging Jewish Identity in Switzerland and Germany

Eva Pruschy

This article introduces the Leadership and Dialogue project Likrat as a creative answer to the question of how Jewish adolescents between sixteen and eighteen years-of-age can gain a nuanced understanding of Jewish themes, expand their Jewish knowledge and strengthen their Jewish identity. The genesis of the Likrat project is specifically Swiss, yet the situation of Jewish communities in other European countries, especially those with marginal Jewish populations, is not fundamentally different from that of Switzerland. As a result, Likrat can serve as a model for educating Jewish youth in other European countries.

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Maya Shabi and Walid El Ansari

Informal Jewish educational settings are places that both affect Jewish Identity and transmit Jewish knowledge (Chazan, 1991). For instance, Jewish youth movements provide young people with social, cultural, and informal educational Jewish experiences outside of the classroom setting (Reisman, 1991). Chazan (1991) explained informal education as ‘an activity that is freely chosen by a person and that is very dependent on that person’s active involvement and positive motivation. It is not effected in any special place, but may happen in a variety of settings and venues’. Hence, informal education is not based on the fixed curriculum or grading systems which are characteristic of schools, although, it should reflect a well-defined set of goals, contents, and programmes (Chazan, 1991).

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Eva Kalousová

‘When I witnessed thousands of children being sent to gas, I swore that if I ever escape this hell alive one day I will devote my future life to the education of Jewish youth when such injustice exists.’ These were the words of Honza Brammer, a survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, a former tutor of young prisoners in these camps and a colleague of the well-known Fredy Hirsch. This young man, originally from Uherský Brod in Moravia, left Czechoslovakia in 1949 for Israel and there accomplished his war decision. He became an organizer of schools in the Israeli desert and besides the work he loved, his life-long passion was photography. Honza Brammer or Dov Barnea as he called himself in the Eretz took hundreds of pictures of people, places and the nature of Israel throughout the post-war decades and his photographs present an interesting mosaic of everyday life there.

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Jessica Marglin, Harry Gamble, Jennifer D. Keene, Renée Poznanski, Nicole Rudolph, Kathryn Kleppinger, and Camille Robcis

Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881–1938 by Mary Dewhurst Lewis Reviewed by Jessica Marglin

Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880–1940 by Elizabeth Foster Reviewed by Harry Gamble

Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Infantry Regiment and the African Americans Quest for Equality by Jeffrey T. Sammons and John H. Morrow Reviewed by Jennifer D. Keene

Pétain's Jewish Children: French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime, 1940–1942 by Daniel Lee Reviewed by Renée Poznanski

The Social Project: Housing Postwar France by Kenny Cupers Reviewed by Nicole Rudolph

French Moves: The Cultural Politics of Le Hip Hop by Felicia McCarren Reviewed by Kathryn Kleppinger

The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship by Bruno Perreau Reviewed by Camille Robcis

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John D. Rayner, Henry F. Skirball, and Colette Kessler

and useful to all – not only Progressive-Jewish youth groups: much of it even to non-Jewish youth groups. There is nothing we desire more than that it should receive the widest possible use. But its main purpose is to help the youth groups of the

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Modified Crops by Chaia Heller (Vol. 33, No. 1, 141) POZNANSKI, Renée . Pétain’s Jewish Children: French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime 1940–1942 by Daniel Lee (Vol. 33, No. 3, 141) ROBCIS, Camille . The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of