Soviet Jewry: Perspectives on the "Dropout" Issue

By Gaynor I. Jacobson

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1978

The author examines the issue of noshrim, "break-offs." These are Soviet Jews who are granted exit visas from the USSR on condition that they go to Israel, but who choose to switch destinations when they reach free Vienna, and immigrate to Western countries such as the USA instead. The author reviews what problems this phenomenon can cause, but also argues that Israel and American Jewish communal agencies should not stifle Soviet Jews' newfound freedom to choose their own destinies. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.1, Fall 1978.

Topic: International Relations, Immigration, Demography

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 55/No. 1

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Language: English

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Jacobson, Gaynor I. Soviet Jewry: Perspectives on the "Dropout" Issue. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1978: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1650


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