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 1999

This issue of the magazine includes:

• In Memoriam: Anatoly Rybakov (1912–1998)

Prominent Russian writer Anatoly Rybakov died in December 1998 in New York at the age of 87. His famous novel Heavy Sand, published in the late '70s, was a unique attempt in Soviet literature to state the truth about the Holocaust. The memorial article analyzes the importance of this novel for Jewish cultural revival in the USSR.

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

Response: Jewish Publishing Needs Competent People

Commercial publishers have started to issue Russian editions of Western monographs on Judaism and Jewish art. Unfortunately they try to save by using unqualified translators and editors. The magazine gives examples of serious mistakes in two wonderful albums just published in translation from English to Russian—The Jewish Cookbook by Judy Jackson and A Celebration of Judaism in Art by Irene Korn.

Jewish Publishers and Publishing Projects: Institute for Communal and Welfare Workers, St. Petersburg

The Institute for Communal and Welfare Workers was established by the AJJDC in St. Petersburg in 1994 to train professionals and volunteers for Jewish welfare centers all over the former USSR. The institute publishes different educational materials as well as results of its scientific research. The article is followed by a complete bibliography of the Institute's editions.

Jewish Calendar of Significant Dates: March–April 1999

Bibliography: 74 New Books