Russian Idea - Jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life

Author(s): Brian Horowitz

Russian Idea


Professor Brian Horowitz follows the career tracks of Jewish intellectuals who, having fallen in love with Russian culture, were unceremoniously repulsed. Horowitz relays the paradoxes of a synthetic Jewish and Russian self-consciousness in order to correct critics who have always considered Russians and Jews as polar opposites, enemies, and incompatible. In fact, the best Russian-Jewish intellectuals Semyon Dubnov, Maxim Vinaver, Mikhail Gershenzon, and a number of Zionist writers and thinkers were actually inspired by Russian culture and attempted to develop a sui generis Jewish creativity in three languages on Russian soil.

Publication Information:

Publisher: Academic Studies Press

Year of Publication: 2013

Additional Information:

Institute Theme Year: 2011-12