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Zionist Culture and West European Jewry before the First World War

Zionist Culture and West European Jewry before the First World War

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  • Date Published: March 1993
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2004
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521420723

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  • Although a 'longing for Zion' has always existed in Judaism, Zionism's call for the return of the Jews to Palestine is a distinctly modern phenomenon. This book investigates the way in which Zionism was received by bourgeois west European Jews from 1897 to 1914, with regard to the movement's approach towards those who were not seen as potential immigrants to Palestine. The author shows that Zionists were able to 'nationalise' parts of western Jewry by drawing on the liberal view of nationalism which had spawned Jewish emancipation, which enabled them to become part of the imagined nation without overriding their European loyalties. Further, it is shown how aspects of Jewish culture - notably zedakah, or giving to charity - were reformulated toward the goals of building a Jewish nation and a national culture.

    • Deals with an otherwise unexplored side to the Zionist movement: the engagement of the sympathies of the Jews of western Europe for political Zionist goals
    • Amounts to far more than a study of Zionism, and will take its place as an important contribution to modern European cultural history
    • Contains wholly new and convincing analyses of, e.g., the orchestration of the Zionist Congress and the role played by the Jewish National Fund
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    • Date Published: March 1993
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521420723
    • length: 274 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 39 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2004
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Congress-zionism in motion
    2. The emergence of Hebrew and dissent
    3. Carrying out the cultural programme
    4. Zionist heroes and new men
    5. Art and zionist polular culture
    6. Realistic projections of palestine
    7. Culture and charity: the Jewish National Fund
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Michael Berkowitz, Ohio State University

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