American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise

American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise

by Shulamit Reinharz, Mark A. Raider



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584654384
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Publication date: 12/21/2004
Series: Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life & HBI Series on Jewish Women Series
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JEHUDA REINHARZ is the Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History at Brandeis University.

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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