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Neighborhood Lost: Jews in the Cultural Memory of Contemporary Latgale. Part II Editor-in-chief Svetlana Amosova. Moscow, 2016. 288 p.

This volume is a part of a large scale project researching the memories about Jews, Jewish history, culture, ethnography and epigraphy as well as the stereotypical notions and beliefs of different ethnic groups about the Jews of the East Europe. This new volume is second part to the series of books from Latgale published by Sefer Center. This book is based on the data on Jewish ethnography, history and epigraphy collected during expedition trips of 2011–2015 that took place both in Latgale and in Israel, where we have interviewed people from this region.

Editorial Board:

Svetlana Amosova (Ed.-in-chief, Sefer Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization, Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Marina Geht (Museum “Jews in Latvia”, Riga)

Leonid Dreyer (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow)

Mikhail Vasilyev (Sefer Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization)

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

Ilia Lensky (Museum Jews in Latvia, Riga)

Peer reviewed by Olga Belova (Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Elina Vasiljeva (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils)

ISBN 978-5-7576-0364-3



Jewish Folklore and Ethnography

S. Pogodina And so the Rabbi named her Chaya Life: naming traditions of the Latgalian Jews

S. Amosova Some specific features of the calendar Holidays of the Latgalian Jews

M. Geht Little boy, light a match: ways to bypass bans associated

with observance of Shabbat and other Holidays in Jewish tradition

(based on the data collected during expedition trips in Riga and Latgale)

D. Vedenyapina I don't know... My mom used to always do it so I do it too:

few notes on the food practices of Latgalian Jews

M. Geht Girsha Etkin's Jewish folklore collection in the Archives of Latvian Folklore

Stories of Latgalian Jews

A. Yushko-Shtekele Jews as portrayed in classical Latgalian folklore: texts and contexts

M. Geht Jews in the toponymic traditions of Latgale

M. Vyatchina, V. Ivanov The White Jews: etymology and the geographic range of the term

V. Kuhtina Life cycle: Jewish births, weddings and funerals

S. Amosova Libel texts and Latgalian inhabitants' perceptions of Jewish holidays

S. Pogodina Jewish bagel shop: Jewish food practices as perceived by their non-Jewish neighbors

E. Yoffe Jewish items as described in the Latgalian stories

S. Pogodina Ksy! Ksy!: Religious jokes about Jews

History features

I. Runce Latgalian identity: theory, history and current state

K. Karpekin External migration of the Jewish population

of Vitebsk Governorate (Russian SFSR) and Latvia in the first half of the 1920s .

K. Strods The great fire of Ludza in 1938

The Jewish cemetery of Ludza

Preliminary Notes

M. Nosonovsky The epitaphs found in the Ludza Jewish cemetery in the context

of Ashkenazi epitaph traditions

Index of Personal Names

Index of Place Names

Reference materials


List of Interviewees

List of Quoted Interviews & Interviewers

About the authors

Materials from database SFIRA