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; Concerning the Jewish community of the oblast, Governor Nikolay Mikhaylovich Volkov has stated that he intends to "support every valuable initiative maintained by our local Jewish organizations.". Governor Voices Support for Growing Far East Jewish Community Federation of Jewish Communities In 2007, The First Birobidzhan International Summer Program for Yiddish Language and Culture was launched by Yiddish

of Birobidzhan, Mordechai Scheiner, says there are 4,000 Jews in the capital city. Governor Nikolay Mikhaylovich Volkov has stated that he intends to, "support every valuable initiative maintained by our local Jewish

organizations." The Birobidzhan Synagogue opened in 2004 on the 70th anniversary of the regions founding in 1934.

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revolution of 1848, many Jews worldwide welcomed the Russian revolution of 1917, celebrating the fall of a regime that had presided over antisemitic pogroms, and believing that the new order in what was to become the Soviet Union would bring improvements in the situation of Jews in those lands. Many Jews became involved in Communist parties, constituting large proportions of their membership in many countries, including Great Britain and the U.S. There were specifically Jewish sections of many Communist parties, such as the Yevsektsiya in the Soviet Union. The Communist regime in the USSR pursued what could be characterised as ambivalent policies towards Jews and Jewish culture, at times supporting their development as a national culture (e.g., sponsoring significant Yiddish language scholarship and creating an autonomous Jewish territory (Jewish Autonomous Oblast) in Birobidzhan), at times pursuing antisemitic purges, such as that in the wake of the so-called Doctors' plot. (See also Komzet.) In the Soviet Union during the 1920s, Yiddish was promoted as the language of the Jewish proletariat. It became one of the official languages in some of the Soviet republics (Republics of the Soviet Union), such as the Ukrainian People's Republic, the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Galician Soviet Socialist Republic. A public educational system entirely based on the Yiddish language was established and comprised kindergartens, schools, and higher educational institutions. At the same time, Hebrew was considered a bourgeois language and its use was generally discouraged. In 1928, the Soviet Union created the ''Jewish Autonomous Oblast'' ( Wikipedia:Birobidzhan

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Oblast - To offset the growing Jewish national and religious aspirations of Zionism and to successfully categorize Soviet Jews under Stalin's definition of nationality, an alternative to the Land of Israel was established with the help of Komzet and OZET in 1928. The Jewish Autonomous Oblast with the center in Birobidzhan in the Russian Far East was to become a "Soviet Zion". Home News biro html panel12.html OZET

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is a bust of Vladimir Lenin. ******I don't understand the concept of approving of a topic, but voting for deletion because you dislike the article. My understanding was that the wiki way is to improve poor articles on legitimate topics, rather than delete them. Babajobu (User:Babajobu) 01:51, 22 July 2005 (UTC) **This article is getting more ludicrous as it is expanded. Babajobu has essentially made a list of any situation he could think of in which Jews held any kind of power or autonomy

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the station building) and the bus timetable will not get you waiting for ages, whether you take a private minibus or a regular public bus. Elekrichkas to Khabarovsk and Obluchye depart two times a day. Wikipedia:Birobidzhan


to have built the world's largest Menorah (Menorah (Hanukkah)).breaking 105713.html Breaking News - JTA, Jewish & Israel News One result of the revival of Jewish and Yiddish community life in Birobidzhan has been increasing calls from writers such as Christopher Bollyn and Michèle Renouf to have the area replace Israel as the Jewish state. There is little interest in such a proposal from

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despite his inability to recall its name. That province, of course, was settled by a few totally secular Jews who never held any real political power or composed more than a small fraction of the oblast's population. It's more clear to me now that this article was from its inception intended purely as a platform for Jew-bashing. --Briangotts (User:Briangotts) (talk) (User Talk:Briangotts) 19:42, 21 July 2005 (UTC) ***Briangotts, yes, I suggested a section on the Russian oblast, and yet, for shame

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Jews around the world. Education The Birobidzhan Jewish National University works in cooperation with the local religious community. The university is unique in the Russian Far East. The basis of the training course is study of the Hebrew language, history and classic Jewish texts. Religion The town now boasts several state-run schools that teach Yiddish, as well as an Anglo-Yiddish faculty at its higher education college, a Yiddish school for religious instruction and a kindergarten. The five- to seven-year-olds spend two lessons a week learning to speak Yiddish, as well as being taught Jewish songs, dance and traditions. Kulanu: Birobidzhan: Soviety-era Jewish homeland struggles on The school menorah (Menorah (Hanukkah)) was created in 1991. It is a public school that offers a half-day Yiddish and Jewish curriculum for those parents who choose it. About half the school’s 120 pupils are enrolled in the Yiddish course. Many of them continue on to Public School No. 2, which offers the same half-day Yiddish Jewish curriculum from first through 12th grade. Yiddish is also offered at Birobidzhan’s Pedagogical Institute, one of the only university-level Yiddish courses in the country. NCSJ - Profiles: Birobidzhan Jewish Community Today, the town's fourteen public schools must teach Yiddish and Jewish tradition. Climate Birobidzhan experiences a monsoonal humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification ''Dwb'') with very cold, dry winters and warm, very wet summers. Wikipedia:Birobidzhan


''L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin!'' A documentary film, ''L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin!'' L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin! on Stalin (Joseph Stalin)'s creation of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast and its partial settlement by thousands of Russian (Russian language) and Yiddish-speaking Jews was released in 2003. As well as relating the history of the creation of the proposed Jewish homeland (territorialism), the film features scenes

cities twinned with: * Niigata (Niigata, Niigata), Japan See also *''In Search of Happiness'', a documentary about modern day Birobidzhan * Organization for Jewish Colonization in Russia Organization for Jewish Colonization in the Soviet Union (IKOR

Press year 1998 isbn 978-0-520-20990-9 *''Birobidjan, Birobidjan !'', documentary by writer Marek Halter. External links *Official website of Birobizhan *''Birobidzhan from 1929 to 1931'', photo album (digitized page images) , at the US Library of Congress *Atlas: Birobidzhan * http


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