American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise / Edition 1

American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise / Edition 1

by Shulamit Reinharz, Mark A. Raider
     
 

The first and only complete exploration of the role of American women in the creation and support of the State of Israel from pre-State years through the struggles of Israel’s first decades.See more details below

Overview

The first and only complete exploration of the role of American women in the creation and support of the State of Israel from pre-State years through the struggles of Israel’s first decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584654391
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
12/21/2004
Series:
Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life & HBI Series on Jewish Women
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Map of Palestine
Timeline of American Jewish Women and Zionism in Historical Context

THREE GENERATIONS OF AMERICAN JEWISH WOMEN AND THE ZIONIST IDEA
Emma Lazarus and Pre-Herzlian Zionism - Arthur Zeiger
The Zionist Vision of Henrietta Szold - Allon Gal
Marie Syrkin: An Exemplary Life - Carole S. Kessner

AMERICAN JEWISH WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS AND THE ZIONIST ENTERPRISE
"Never a Rubber Stamp": Bessie Gotsfeld, Founder of Mizrachi Women of America - Baila Round Shargel
Formulating the "Women's Interpretation o f Zionism": Hadassah Recruitment of Non-Zionist American Women, 1914-1930 - Mary McCune
Hadassah-WIZO Canada and the Development of Agricultural Training fo rWomen in Pre-State Israel - Esther Carmel-Hakim
The Impact of Zionism on the International Council of Jewish Women, 1914-1957 - Nelly Las
Women and Zionist Activity in Erez Israel: The Case of Hadassah, 1913-1958 - Mira Katzburg-Yungman

ALIYAH, SOCIAL IDENTITIES, AND POLITICAL CHANGE
Settling the Old-New Homeland: The Decisions of American Jewish Women during the Interwar Years - Joseph B. Glass
Em Leemahot: The Public Health Contributions of Sara Bodek Paltiel to the Yishuv and Israel - Peri Rosenfeld
Rose Viteles: The Double Life of an American Woman in Palestine - Sara Kadosh
Irma "Rama" Lindheim: An Independent American Zionist Woman - Shulamit Reinharz
Golda Meir and Other Americans - Marie Syrkin
Golda: Femininity and Feminism - Anita Shapira

WOMEN REPORT AND REMEMBER: DOCUMENTARY PORTRAITS
Contemplating Aliyah to Palestine (Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1935) - Judith Korim Hornstein
From Brooklyn to Palestine in 1939 (Kibbutz Kfar Blum, 1985) - Golda Meir
Memories of Rose Luria Halprin (Norwalk, Connecticut, 1999) - Ruth Halprin Kaslove
Coming of Age in Kibbutz (Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek, 1954) - Irma "Rama" (Levy) Lindheim
Life in a Religious Kibbutz (New York, New York, 1999) - Lois Slott
Remembering Israel's War of Independence (Givat Savyon, Israel, 1999) - Zipporah Porath
Glossary of Term
A Note on Bibliography
About the Contributors
Index

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