From the History and Culture of Georgian Jews (in the Footsteps of the Expedition-2013) / Editor in-chief Michael Chlenov. Moscow. 2014. 136 p.

 

The current volume consists of the articles of researchers, scholars of the history, ethnography and culture of Georgian Jewry, as well as of young scholars who took part in the expedition. A particularly important part of the book contains the material collected during the expedition, as well as rich illustrations.

 

Editorial Board:

Mikhail Chlenov (Ed.-in-chief, Sefer Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization, Moscow)

Mark Kupovetsky ((Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow)

Victoria Mochalova (Sefer Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization, Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Anna Shaevich (Sefer Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization)

 

 ISBN 978-5-7576-0329-2

 

Contents

Mikhail Chlenov Introduction

Konstantin Lerner The Jews of Georgia: acculturation without assimilation (2 century ВСЕ

– 20 century СЕ)

Eldar Mamistvalishvili Georgian Jews: Ethnography  (Settlements, Education and Upbringing)

Mark Kupovetsky The Jews of Kakhetiya in 14–17 centuries

Shota Bostanashvili Synagogues of Georgia

Guram Lortkipanidze Archival Materials on the Jewish galut in Georgia

Lela Tsitsuashvili Jewish Cultural Heritage in Georgia. The Exhibits of the Muse um of Jewish History and Culture in Georgia

Natalya Kashovskaya The Epigraphic Tour in the Mountainous  Village Laylashi

Maciej Wąs The image of Jews in the Polish portrayals of the Caucasus

Maciej Wąs Jews of Georgia and Their ‘Polish’ Books

Svetlana Amosova, Maria Vyatchina, Elena Sabantseva ‘Jews...were either doctors, or traders’ (The Stories of the Georgian Jews)

Anastasia Chizhova The Relations of Christian and Jewish Communities in Georgia (Observations Conducted in 2013)

Acknowledgements

List of Participants

Summary