The People of the Book inthe World of Books isaRussian bimonthly publication for serious readers with Jewish interests. Our English website includes only thesummaries of thepublished articles. Toaccess the complete text of them, please visit the Russian version of this website.


February 2017

This issue of the magazine includes:

• Survey: Drowning in Journals

Several new academic journals on Jewish studies have been launched in recent years: Judaica Ukrainica (Kiev), Evreiskaia rech’ (St. Petersburg), Judaica Petropolitana (St.Petersburg), Sbornik nauchnykh trudov Instituta iudaiki (Kishinev), Trudy po iudaike (St. Petersburg), and Tsaytshrift (Minsk & Vilnius). The Journal of Ethnology and Culturology (Kishinev) has also published a special Jewish issue. The reviewer focuses on the shortcomings of these publications, including multilingualism, poor editing, and a mishmash of scholarly texts with amateur endeavors. He concludes that the emergence of this plethora of journals testifies not to an explosion of Jewish studies in the post-Soviet countries, but to a deep crisis in the field. He argues that the field needs a single journal that would be authoritative and attract contributors from the international academic community.

Looking through Russian Literary Magazines: Novels and Articles of Jewish Interest

Publishers and Publishing Projects: Local Jewish History Books from Chernihiv

This section features a complete bibliography of Russian-language and Ukrainian‑language books on Jewish history published during the 2000s and 2010s inthe Ukrainian city of Chernihiv.

Jewish Calendar of Significant Dates: March–April 2017

Bibliography: 50 New Books