Historicism the Holocaust and Zionism

Author: Steven T. Katz
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081474849X
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"[Of] the 12 well-crafted essays in this volume...the most useful are those dealing with the Holocaust." —Choice "Especially recommended for college-level students of Jewish history and culture." —The Bookwatch This is a critical exploration of the most repercussive topics in modern Jewish history and thought. A sequel to Katz's National Jewish Book Award-winning study, Post-Holocaust Dialogues, this book identifies the main issues in the contemporary Jewish intellectual universe and outlines a larger, more synthetic understanding of contemporary Jewish existence.

Anti Zionism on Campus

Author: Andrew Pessin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253034086
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22. A Field Geologist in Politicized Terrain -- 23. Fanatical Anti-Zionism and the Degradation of the University: What I Have Learned in Buffalo -- 24. What Is It Like to Be an (Assertive) Israeli Academic Abroad? -- II. Students' Essays -- 25. A Wake-Up Call at the University of Michigan -- 26. On Leaving the University of California, Los Angeles, Due to Hostile and Unsafe Campus Climate -- 27. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions and Antisemitism at Stanford University -- 28. On Being Pro-Israel, and Jewish, at Oberlin College -- 29. Battling Anti-Zionism at City University of New York John Jay College -- 30. Students for Justice in Palestine at Brown University -- 31. Battling Anti-Zionism at the University of Missouri -- III. Concluding Thoughts -- 32. Inconclusive, Unscientific Postscript: On the Purpose of the University, and a Ray of Hope -- Index -- Back Cover

Land and Desire in Early Zionism

Author: Boaz Neumann
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584659688
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A provocative look at the centrality of desire for "the Land" among early settlers in pre-state Israel

Messianism Zionism and Jewish Religious Radicalism

Author: Aviezer Ravitzky
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226705781
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The Orthodox Jewish tradition affirms that Jewish exile will end with the coming of the Messiah. How, then, does Orthodoxy respond to the political realization of a Jewish homeland that is the State of Israel? In this cogent and searching study, Aviezer Ravitzky probes Orthodoxy's divergent positions on Zionism, which range from radical condemnation to virtual beatification. Ravitzky traces the roots of Haredi ideology, which opposes the Zionist enterprise, and shows how Haredim living in Israel have come to terms with a state to them unholy and therefore doomed. Ravitzky also examines radical religious movements, including the Gush Emunim, to whom the State of Israel is a divine agent. He concludes with a discussion of the recent transformation of Habad Hassidism from conservatism to radical messianism. This book is indispensable to anyone concerned with the complex confrontation between Jewish fundamentalism and Israeli political sovereignty, especially in light of the tragic death of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Land and Power

Author: Anita Shapira
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804737760
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This book traces the history of attitudes toward power and the use of armed force within the Zionist movement—from an early period in which most leaders espoused an ideal of peaceful settlement in Palestine, to the acceptance of force as a legitimate tool for achieving a sovereign Jewish state. Reviews "A rich and sophisticated work that nicely complements more conventional political-historical studies of the Arab-Israeli conflict. . . . Shapira sifts through a vast body of material, ranging from essays, poems, and memoir literature to the unpublished minutes of political party and youth group meetings. Shapira interprets these sources with sensitivity and insight . . . and writes with power, compassion, and warmth. . . . A landmark book that is an outstanding contribution to the history of Zionist political thought and culture." —American Historical Review "This is a superb book . . . a well-researched, detailed, and scholarly account that provides new and valuable insights into the dilemma posed by the formation and elaboration of a more forceful Israeli military posture." —The Historian "Shapira's powerful, well-written, lucid intellectual history of a segment of the Zionist movement . . . is fascinating and easy to read." —Journal of Economic Literature

A History of Zionism

Author: Walter Laqueur
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 030753085X
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From one of the most distinguished historians of our time comes the definitive general history of the Zionist movement.

Beyond Post Zionism

Author: Eran Kaplan
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438454376
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Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture. Post-Zionism emerged as an intellectual and cultural movement in the late 1980s when a growing number of people inside and outside academia felt that Zionism, as a political ideology, had outlived its usefulness. The post-Zionist critique attempted to expose the core tenets of Zionist ideology and the way this ideology was used, to justify a series of violent or unjust actions by the Zionist movement, making the ideology of Zionism obsolete. In Beyond Post-Zionism Eran Kaplan explores how this critique emerged from the important social and economic changes Israel had undergone in previous decades, primarily the transition from collectivism to individualism and from socialism to the free market. Kaplan looks critically at some of the key post-Zionist arguments (the orientalist and colonial nature of Zionism) and analyzes the impact of post-Zionist thought on various aspects (literary, cinematic) of Israeli culture. He also explores what might emerge, after the political and social turmoil of the last decade, as an alternative to post-Zionism and as a definition of Israeli and Zionist political thought in the twenty-first century.

Kafka and Cultural Zionism

Author: Iris Bruce
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299221904
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Kafka and Cultural Zionism is an illumination of the individual Jewish identity of this major modernist German author. Through a thorough examination of Kafka's life, his influences, and his writings, Iris Bruce makes a case for Kafka's interest in Zionism and demonstrates the presence of Jewish themes and motifs in Kafka's literary works. In recognizing this essential part of Kafka's individual voice, Bruce hopes to provide a new perspective on Kafka and his writings that allows the reader to find the humor, playfulness, rebelliousness, and challenge that can be overlooked if the reader expects to find a Kafka who is disengaged from his ethnic and cultural identity, as well as the politics of his age. Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

Germany Turkey and Zionism 1897 1918

Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412824569
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Using unpublished official German and Zionist records and contemporary diaries, memoirs and other private sources, Friedman proves conclusively that, in spite of the opposition of her Turkish ally, the German government emerged as the foremost protector of the Zionist cause during World War I. A comprehensive and definitive work on a little known aspect of German-Turkish-Zionist relations.

Zionism and the Arabs

Author: Rafael Medoff
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275958244
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Medoff (Jewish studies, State U. of New York) takes the choice American Jews had to make between Zionism and democracy as a case study to explore the process by which they dealt with their identities as individuals, Jews, and Americans. He primarily explores the middle ground between virulent opposi