- Term for Soviet Jews who were not allowed to openly practice Judaism or emigrate from Soviet Union.
- Natan Sharansky was the leader of the Refusenik movement in Russia.
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Coined in the 1970s.
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