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Ingathering the Exiles of the Past?: Bringing Archives to Jerusalem

Jason Lustig

in A Time to Gather: Archives and the Control of Jewish Culture

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197563526
eISBN:
9780197563557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563526.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter follows the history of the Jewish Historical General Archives in Jerusalem, founded in 1939 and opened in 1947, which in 1969 changed its name to the Central Archives for the History of ... More


How Jewish is Jewish History?

Moshe Rosman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113348
eISBN:
9781800340817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113348.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book treats the key questions that postmodernism raises for the writing of Jewish history. What is the relationship between Jewish culture and history and those of the non-Jews among whom Jews ... More


The Eastward Gaze: The 1907 Elections and the Yiddish Language Conference

in Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In 1907, Nathan Birnbaum was one of twenty Jewish nationalists who campaigned in the election for a seat in the lower house of the Reichsrat in Austria. Three years before that, Birnbaum had ... More


Disruptive Innovation: The Jewish People as a Modern Invention

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the theory advanced by the Israeli historian Shlomo Sand stating that the Jews were a product of invention, and thus were an artificial people. In his book The Invention of the ... More


Epilogue: Another Teshuvah

in Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In his lifetime, Nathan Birnbaum never wavered in his belief that the Jewish ancestral homeland is the ultimate solution to the troubled life of Jews in exile. He devoted his last years to fervent ... More


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