Monday, 17 October 2011

A Miraculous Post-Soviet Religious Revival

«...The quest for Jewish knowledge and community life, pa Ruski, is tangible among people grappling with the challenges of post-Soviet societies. And yet not only can Jews of all ages pray in a variety of synagogues—from Chabad to Reform congregations—they can also engage in bar and bat mitzvah retreats in the hinterlands of Siberia. In Hebrew and Russian prayer books, religious schools and even online, in the world's first Russian-language Jewish education guide, they are learning about the Jewish New Year, the Torah, Israel, Passover and the mitzvot (commandments) ...»

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1 comment:

Garnel Ironheart said...

Jewish renewals in eastern Europe and Russia are like the grass on my lawn. It grows, gets lush and green and then I mow it all down. And so it just does the same thing and tries to grow again...