The Euro-Asian Jewish Yearbook has already touched upon the issue of the Judaizers. An article by Alexander Lvov published three years ago, was devoted, first and foremost, to the spiritual culture and the history of formation of that unique sub-ethnic group. In the article published in the present issue of the Yearbook the Israeli researcher Velvl Chernin reviews the current state of the communities that still exist in the post-Soviet space.
On the 18th of December, the historian and politologist Vyacheslav Likhachev, who is also a member of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress General Council, commented on the Moscow riots caused by xenophobia. He spoke on a changing political environment and whether the rumors about pro-Kremlin
youth movement provocateurs being behind the riots are to be believed.
Jewish religious education began its renaissance in Russia and neighboring states at the decline of the Soviet era – in the late 1980s. The first Jewish education center in the USSR was the legendary Mekor Chayim (Source of Life) yeshiva, also known as the yeshiva of Kuntsevo.