Theodore Friedgut

Theodore H. Friedgut, is a professor emiritus of Russian and Slavic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He recieved his PhD from Columbia University in 1972.

Publications by Theodore Friedgut

The Phoenix Revisited – The Jewish Community of Russia Since Perestroika: a View from Jerusalem

This essay examines the roots of Jewish revival in Russia from the late Brezhnev period to the present. The development of the various institutions existing in today’s Jewish community in Russia is surveyed and their strengths and weaknesses are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the emergence of a stable indigenous community leadership. The essay looks at the internal social and political relations within the Jewish community as well as the relations of the community with the changing post-Soviet Russian regimes.

Read More »