Hasidism versus Zionism as Remembered by Carpatho-Russian Jews between Two World Wars

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People broach disturbing topics in story that they may hesitate to bring up in conversation or writing. Frequently, the significance of the lore that people share orally is that it reflects the unity of the world-view of the culture about which it is told, and also reveals its conflicts. Such is the case with the oral personal narratives of present-day secular Israelis who come from the Carpatho-Russian diaspora.¹ These Israelis endorsed Zionism and underwent a process of moderating their national, cultural, and personal identity during the 1920s and 1930s.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJewishness
Subtitle of host publicationExpression, Identity, and Representation
PublisherLittman Library of Jewish Civilization
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781904113454
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameJewish Cultural Studies; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization


  • folk literature
  • folk narrative
  • folk histories
  • oral history
  • immigrants
  • Carpathian Mountains
  • Israel
  • Hasidism
  • Zionism

RAMBI Publication

  • rambi
  • Jews -- Ruthenia (Czechoslovakia)
  • Hasidism -- History
  • Zionism -- History
  • Jews -- Ukraine -- History -- 1800-2000
  • Jews -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- 1800-2000


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