Ethnic relations is the world's most easily exploitable topic for kindling passions to aggravate the public situation, should one want such an outcome. In post-Soviet territory this is one of the major issues.
Israeli Studies in the recent years have been growing in popularity with researchers living in post-Soviet countries and specializing in different fields, such as political science, economy, history, and sociology.
The Euro-Asian Jewish Yearbook has already touched upon the issue of the Judaizers. An article by Alexander Lvov published three years ago, was devoted, first and foremost, to the spiritual culture and the history of formation of that unique sub-ethnic group. In the article published in the present issue of the Yearbook the Israeli researcher Velvl Chernin reviews the current state of the communities that still exist in the post-Soviet space.