Lev Shlyakhter: Nationality

Categories: Holidays and traditions, Lev Shlyakhter

Do you consider yourself a Jew? I mean the religion. Or the nationality. Do you feel like a Jew or not?

You know, I can tell you frankly. I was an unbeliever, and my father was an unbeliever, I know that. And my wife is not a believer, but she goes to church, put up candles, very quietly. I have a Russian wife. You know, I respect the Jewish religion, I read a lot, I was watching round the clock, so I had to read something. So, I learned a lot about the Jews. Well, I respect them. But I couldn’t manage to become a regious.

Well, it is this way if a person hasn’t acquired education.

They sometimes invite me, when someone dies, they need my help. Well, I have the surname Shlyahter Lev Moiseevich. So I go. They all know me, and they are happy to invite me.



Researcher: Natalja Ivashchanka, Sviatlana Silava, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

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