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.


April 2002

This issue of the magazine includes:

• Interview: Natalia Yukhneva

St. Petersburg historian and ethnographer Natalia Yukhneva tells the story of her struggle against the unofficial taboo on the Jewish theme in Soviet scientific publications in the 1980s.

• Review: The Magazine New Jewish School, St. Petersburg

The development of a Jewish education system in the former Soviet Union during the last decade created the need for a forum for discussions among all people involved in the process, a place where they can exchange information, experience, and methodological materials. The pedagogical magazine New Jewish School, published in St. Petersburg since 1998, is trying to play such a role.

• In Memoriam: Fridrikh Gorenshtein, Russia and the Jews

The article analyzes the works of Fridrikh Gorenshtein, probably the most significant modern Russian-Jewish writer, who passed away on March 2, 2002 in Berlin.

• Synopses: Two New Books

The magazine presents brief reviews of a monograph, recently published in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, about the Jewish theme in Soviet cinematography by prominent Russian cinema scholar Miron Chernenko; as well as of a new novel by Israeli author Feliks Kandel, issued by the Jerusalem-Moscow publisher Gesharim.

• Jewish Calendar of Significant Dates: May–June 2002

• Bibliography: 55 New Books