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  • Historical Dictionary of Zionismby Rafael Medoff; Chaim I. Waxman

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 104.99

    Although 60 years have now passed since the establishment of Israel, many of the political and religious factions that made up the Zionist movement in the pre-state era remain active. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Zionism_through its chronology, maps, introductory essay, bibliography, and over two hundred cross-referenced dictionary... more...

  • The Emergence of American Zionismby Mark A. Raider

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 27.00

    The images of Zionist pioneers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--hard working, brawny, and living off the land--sprang from the ascendent socialist Zionist movement in Palestine known as "Labor Zionism." The building of the Yishuv, a new Jewish society in Palestine, was accompanied by the rapid growth of Zionism worldwide. How... more...

  • North African Jewry in the Twentieth Centuryby Michael M. Laskier

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 45.00

    Before widescale emigration in the early 1960s, North Africa's Jewish communities were among the largest in the world. Without Jewish emigrants from North Africa, Israel's dynamic growth would simply not have occured. North African Jews, also called Maghribi, strengthed the new Israeli state through their settlements, often becoming the victims... more...

  • Russia's First Modern Jewsby David E. Fishman; Yoichi Funabashi

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    Long before there were Jewish communities in the land of the tsars, Jews inhabited a region which they called medinat rusiya, the land of Russia. Prior to its annexation by Russia, the land of Russia was not a center of rabbinic culture. But in 1772, with its annexation by Tsarist Russia, this remote region was severed from the Polish-Lithuanian... more...

  • Female, Jewish, and Educatedby Harriet Pass Freidenreich

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 27.95

    Female, Jewish, and Educated presents a collective biography of Jewish women who attended universities in Germany or Austria before the Nazi era. To what extent could middle-class Jewish women in the early decades of the 20th century combine family and careers? What impact did anti-Semitism and gender... more...

  • Contemporary Jewriesby E. Ben-Rafael

    BRILL 2003; US$ 96.00

    This work aims to explore whether one can still speak, at the beginning of the 21st century, of one Jewish People encompassing all Jews in the world and based on shared principles of collective identity. It covers factors of convergence and divergence that characterize contemporary Jewries. more...

  • Philo's Flaccusby P.W. van der Horst

    BRILL 2003; US$ 158.00

    This work contains an introduction to Philo's "In Flaccum" in which matters of genre, historical background, and textual evidence are discussed. The main part of the work is a detailed philological and historical commentary on Philo's text. more...

  • Nationalism, Zionism and ethnic mobilization of the Jews in 1900 and beyondby M. Berkowitz

    BRILL 2004; US$ 182.00

    European, US, and Israeli historians and social scientists try to skirt the political controversies involved in the origin of Israel to offer academic perspectives on Jewish nationalism, of which Zionism comprised a prominent alternative beginning in the late 19th century. They look in particular at aspects that have been undervalued in examining J more...

  • Antisemitismby Jerome A. Chanes

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    A survey of the historical, political and sociological contexts of antisemitism in more than 50 countries. It includes biographical sketches of influential anti-semitic figures such as Robert Faurisson, as well as individuals who fought anti-semitism such as Alfred Dreyfus. more...

  • The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiakby Dawid Sierakowiak; Alan Adelson; Kamil Turowski; Lawrence L. Langer

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 17.95

    This diary is a remarkable legacy left to humanity by its teenage author. It is one of the most fastidiously detailed accounts ever rendered of modern life in human bondage. When Lodz is occupied by the Nazis, the Sierakowiak family is among the city's 200,000 Jews who are forced into a sealed ghetto, completely cut off from the outside world. In intimate,... more...