« Russe » dans l'État juif Le sang, l'identité et l'administration nationale

Translated title of the contribution: "Russians" in the Jewish State: Blood, Identity and National Bureaucracy

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This article presents an ethnographic grasp of the question of the belonging of Russian speaking immigrants in Israel as experienced in their encounter with national bureaucracy. It discusses the embrace of religious categories by the Jewish state, explaining its meanings and outcomes for the immigrant's everyday lives and identities. Unfolding an ethnographic narrative, I reveal the discrepancy between Israeli citizenship and nationality, expose the contradictions between the Soviet and Israeli perceptions of Jewishness, and interpret the role of religion in the acculturation of Russian speaking immigrants.

Translated title of the contribution"Russians" in the Jewish State: Blood, Identity and National Bureaucracy
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)363-374
Number of pages12
JournalEthnologie Francaise
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Anthropology of bureaucracy
  • Israel
  • Jewish identity
  • Post-Soviet/Russian speaking immigrants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology


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