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A UK Psychologist's Reflections on the First Year of the COVID-19 Lockdown

Can We Talk about a Jewish Experience?

Nikki Scheiner

None of the studies cited above address the impact of the pandemic on the UK Jewish community, possibly reflecting the view advanced by David Baddiel (2021) that ‘Jews don't count’. 7 While the Jewish experience of the virus appears to have little in

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Jewish Community and Identity in Post-Communist Latvia

Bella Zisere

Popular public opinion concerning the Jewish community of Latvia is that it is an 'exemplary and well-organised community', which experienced a great revival and has functioned efficiently since Perestroika and particularly since the fall of the USSR. Nevertheless, this assertion can be countered by multiple phenomena, such as the dramatic decrease of the number of Latvian Jewish community members, the abrupt increase of inter-marriages, and the clear transformation of references to self-identification of Latvian Jewry. This article seeks to shed light on different spheres of the Jewish life in post-communist Latvia, in order to analyse the impact of the demise of the Soviet system on the Jewish community in this area.

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Capitalism, Kinship, and Fraud

The Case of Bernie Madoff

Sherry B. Ortner

sons. But the affinity networks for the fraud went beyond kin, as Madoff (himself Jewish) famously worked a large part of his game through the broader Jewish community and swindled many Jewish individuals, foundations, charities, and educational

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Cornelia Wilhelm

During the night of 9 November 1938, the persecution of the Jewish communities in Germany reached a new level with the systematic and physical destruction of property, the elimination of intellectual and business leadership, and the demolition of

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The Return of Liberal Judaism to Germany

Jan Mühlstein

Translator : Lea Muehlstein and Jonathan Magonet

In 2015 the Liberal Jewish community Beth Shalom Munich celebrated its twentieth anniversary alongside many other Liberal Jewish communities across Germany. With a delay of fifty years Liberal Judaism had returned to Germany, the country of

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Moroccan Jews in Modern Times

Orientations and Reorientations

Norman A. Stillman

middle of the twentieth century, the largest single Jewry was that of Morocco – nearly 300,000 Jews by the mid twentieth century, more than twice that of any other Muslim country. It was also the largest single non-Ashkenazi Jewish community. Like so

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Unleavened Bread and Kosher Wine

Identity Markers of the Jewish Community in Tunis under Protectorate? (1881–1956)

Nessim Znaien

The Tunisian historiography has regularly highlighted the “mosaic” aspect of the Tunisian colonial society ( Alexandropoulos and Cabanel 2000 ). The Jewish community was one of these communities. At the beginning of the Protectorate, about 15

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Wrestling with Tradition

Reconstructing Jewish Community through Negotiating Shared Purpose

Chantal Tetreault

personal experiences of Jewish identity, but also the discursive practices through which my largely academic congregation constructs and reconstructs Jewish community. Riffing off the well-known poem “Pot Roast” by secular Jewish poet Mark Strand as an

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Hilary Pomeroy

sums up in the opening article. From pre-Islamic times until the present day, Stillman defines the position of Moroccan Jews in a country noted for the turbulence of its politics. Once the largest Jewish community in a Muslim land, reduced to a mere

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What a Museum Cannot Bear Witness To

Bursa City Museum and the Representation of the Jewish Minority

Sercan Eklemezler

exclusion and forming a mutually constructive relationship that embraces all segments of society has been considered the most important criterion for successful museums ( Silier 2010 ). This study focuses on the Jewish community of Bursa, which has been