The Plough Woman: Records of the Pioneer Women of Palestine -- A Critical Edition / Edition 1

The Plough Woman: Records of the Pioneer Women of Palestine -- A Critical Edition / Edition 1

by Mark A. Raider

An updated reprint of the classic text on the pioneer women of pre-state Israel.See more details below


An updated reprint of the classic text on the pioneer women of pre-state Israel.

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Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

MARK A. RAIDER, Chair of the Judaic Studies Department and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at SUNY, Albany, is author of The Emergence of American Zionism (1998) and numerous articles on pre-state Israel and American Zionism. MIRIAM B. RAIDER-ROTH is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at SUNY, Albany.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Editors' Note
Foreword to the Second Edition
Epilogue to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Translator's Note
Mission Statement of the Pioneer Women's Organization (1932)
Mission Statement of Pioneer Women (1975)
Between Text and Context: The Plough Woman in Historical Perspective
The Plough Woman: Identities in the Making
Pt. IIn the Beginning
The Collective3
Those First Years13
In Sejera16
The Jewish Guard18
The Founding of Merhavyah22
With the Shomrim in Galilee26
My Aliyah to the Land of Israel34
With a Kvuzah of Shepherds38
From Judea to Samaria41
I Become a Worker47
Pt. IIWith the Group
The Kvuzah of Twenty65
On the Run69
In the Days of Hassan Bek75
Twenty-four Hours79
With A. D. Gordon84
A Word to the Legionnaires85
Behind the Front89
The Workers' Club92
The Strike in Akko94
The Strike in Zikhron Yaakov97
Fighting for Work in Petah Tikvah100
Destruction of the Havurah in Haifa102
Pt. IIIAt Work
In the Kvuzah116
The Woman in the Moshav Ovdim120
In Nahalal124
The Meshek Hapoalot in Nahlat Yehudah126
The Tobacco Kvuzuah129
The Birth of the Havurah135
The Havurah of Petah Tikvah138
Women Build Houses140
The "Independent" Woman143
Wife of a Haver145
Pt. IVWith Children
Fundamental Problems151
Group Upbringing and the Child157
Children's House and Parents' Room160
Mothers' Talk162
Borrowed Mothers164
Pt. VThe Departed
Shoshanah Bogen: Biographical Sketch169
Shoshanah Bogen: Fragments, From the Letters and Notebooks of Shoshanah Bogen172
Shoshanah Bogen: On the Last Words of Shoshanah181
Dvorah Drakhler: Biographical Sketch183
Sarah Chizhik: Biographical Sketch187
Sarah Chizhik: Fragments, From the Letters and Diaries of Sarah Chizhik189
Pessie Abramson: Biographical Sketch193
Pessie Abramson: Letters of Pessie Abramson197
Sarah Lishansky: Biographical Sketch203
Sarah Lishansky: Sarah's Shtetl207
Rahel Zisle-Levkovich: Biographical Sketch213
Rahel Zisle-Levkovich: Letters of Rahel Zisle-Levkovich218
Pt. VIIn the Literature
Among Writers227
Idle Tales231
In the Garden232
Comfort Me232
In Sickness233
To You233
My Land234
The Genizah235
From Language to Language247
Glossary of Terms259
Glossary of Names265
Glossary of Places277
Selected Bibliography285

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