Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg will be reviewed by Angus Smith
A bagel breakfast at 9:30 a.m. is followed by the book review and discussion. Pre-registration is not required nor is it necessary to have read the book to enjoy the session. There is no charge but a voluntary donation to cover the cost of breakfast is appreciated.Upcoming events at Temple Israel
Before the Holocaust, Yiddishland was a vast expanse of Eastern Europe numbering some 11 million people. Within this territory, revolutionaries arose from the Jewish misery of Eastern and Central Europe; they were raised in the fear of God and respect for religious tradition, but were then caught up in the great current of revolutionary utopian thinking. Socialists, Communists, Bundists, Zionists, Trotskyists, manual workers and intellectuals, This book traces the struggles of these militants, their singular trajectories, their oscillation between great hope and doubt, their lost illusions--a red and Jewish gaze on the history of the twentieth century.