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The Jews In Russia


Some Notes on the Jewish Question


by Nikolai S. Leskov


edited and translated by Harold Klassel Schefski



About the Book:

    This is an important primary document describing the status of Russian Jewry just prior to the Revolutionary period, and placing it in its proper historical perspective. As a defender of Russian Jews, Leskov deserves recognition; his voice is that of religious tolerance, something rare in the perspective of human history. The book deserves to be read by scholars and laymen alike. It is a worthy monument to a magnificent writer and, as Professor Shefski states, "a concrete example of the ultimate goodness and generosity of mankind."


About the Editor and Translator:

    Harold K. Shefski is currently Associate Professor of Russian at California State University (Long Beach). He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, and has published a number of articles on Leo Tolstoy and contributed essays on nineteenth-century and twentieth-century Russian literature to periodicals in the United States and abroad.


Publication date: 1986


Size: 6 x 9 (15.2 x 22.9 cm); xli, 143 pages

ISBN 978-0-940670-29-7 (hardbound)  $29.95  Buy it at Amazon.com!