From the editor: the political spectrum of the Jewish organizations that emerged in Poland between the two wars became to a large degree the main factor in forming the range of views and opinions of the future of the Jewish life not only in the Diaspora but even in the yishuv. Therefore, we thought the political life of the Polish Jews in the above-mentioned years is of more than just regional significance and would be of interest to our readers.
Ethnic relations is the world's most easily exploitable topic for kindling passions to aggravate the public situation, should one want such an outcome. In post-Soviet territory this is one of the major issues.
Israeli Studies in the recent years have been growing in popularity with researchers living in post-Soviet countries and specializing in different fields, such as political science, economy, history, and sociology.