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From the Heights of Mount Scopus: Yosef Klausner and the Zionist Rehabilitation of Spinoza

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter contends that the issue of Spinoza's Jewish or even proto-Zionist credentials was only the surface of the debate over the appropriation of him for Jewish nationalism. It examines three ... More


Introduction

Chaim Gans

in A Just Zionism: On the Morality of the Jewish State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340686
eISBN:
9780199867172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340686.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The introduction presents Zionism as one of several Jewish nationalist ideologies that were prevalent among European Jews around the year 1900. It describes the two main tenets of the Zionist ... More


Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Simon Rabinovitch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804792493
eISBN:
9780804793032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book examines the movement for nonterritorial autonomy that swept through Jewish politics in late imperial and revolutionary Russia. Jewish autonomism began around the turn of the twentieth ... More


Leon Pinsker: Auto/Emancipation

Dmitry Shumsky

in Beyond the Nation-State: The Zionist Political Imagination from Pinsker to Ben-Gurion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300230130
eISBN:
9780300241099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230130.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on a figure that the existing historiography considers to be the first to articulate the principle of territorial self-determination in modern Jewish nationalism: Leon Pinsker ... More


Jewish Autonomy Imagined and Remembered

Simon Rabinovitch

in Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804792493
eISBN:
9780804793032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explains how Simon Dubnov’s political and historical theories developed, with attention to his philosophical influences. It also considers what Jewish autonomy meant historically and ... More


From Blood Libel to Blood Community: Self-Defense and Self-Assertion in Modern Jewish Culture

David Biale

in Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253049
eISBN:
9780520934238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253049.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses some responses to the blood libel and then turns to the way Jews incorporated the language of blood into what became one of the main responses to modern anti-Semitism, namely, ... More


“Trifles of Jewish Music”

Kálra Móricz

in Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Leonid Sabaneyev, like other historians of Jewish music, identified the origin of Jewish art music with the foundation of the Society for Jewish Folk Music—Obshchestvo Yevreyskoy Narodnoy Muzïki ... More


Introduction

Simon Rabinovitch

in Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804792493
eISBN:
9780804793032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The introduction presents the book’s main themes and arguments. It highlights the problems with defining nationalism and explains the distinction between territorial sovereignty and nonterritorial ... More


Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Klara Moricz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book mounts a challenge to prevailing essentialist assumptions about “Jewish music,” which maintain that ethnic groups, nations, or religious communities possess an essence which must manifest ... More


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

Jess Olson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the life and thought of one of the most important but least known figures in early Zionism, Nathan Birnbaum. Now remembered mainly for his coinage of the word “Zionism,” Birnbaum ... More


Maghreb and Mashreq

David Sorkin

in Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691164946
eISBN:
9780691189673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines how the effective end of Jewish life in the Maghreb and Mashreq constituted not only the demise of a distinctive diaspora and a major demographic shift but also the collapse of ... More


Introduction

Kálra Móricz

in Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is a study of Jewish identities in professional “art” music, with an emphasis on their complex, often conflicting, nature, something much ignored in essentialist studies of identity. This ... More


Papers for the Folk: Jewish Nationalism and the Birth of the Yiddish Press in Galicia

Joshua Shanes

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Jewish nationalism and the birth of the Yiddish press in Galicia. Jewish nationalism in Galicia, like its Viennese counterpart, was initially a movement largely of the secular ... More


Max Diamant and Jewish Diaspora Nationalism in the Bukovina⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter presents a discussion on Jewish diaspora nationalism in the Bukovina. Czernowitz became a significant center of Jewish diaspora nationalism. Nathan Birnbaum was the principal organizer ... More


“Harmoniously Functioning Nationalities”: Yiddish Socialism in Russia and the United States, 1892–1918

Daniel Katz

in All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748367
eISBN:
9780814763674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748367.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the peculiarities of European Jewish nationalisms—both Yiddishism and Zionism—that influenced dominant and subordinate currents of Jewish American thinking in the twentieth ... More


The Fate of Jewish Autonomism

Simon Rabinovitch

in Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804792493
eISBN:
9780804793032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The conclusion attempts to give succinct answers to the following questions: How did autonomism become the genesis of Jewish political culture in late imperial and revolutionary Russia? How should ... More


“Cut Off from All of His Brothers, from His Blood”: The Figure of Jesus in the Poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg

Neta Stahl

in Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760008
eISBN:
9780199979561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760008.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Uri Zvi Greenberg (1896–1981) was one of the most prominent figures in twentieth century Jewish poetry. In Greenberg's poetry perhaps more than in the work of any other modern Jewish writer, the ... More


The People and its Land: Country, Landscape, and Culture

Yaacov Shavit

in Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter argues that modern Jewish nationalism was not only a return to history, or a rediscovery of the people and the nation, but also a return to geography, or rather to the natural native ... More


Epilogue: Converts on the Cultural Map

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The epilogue summarizes how the phenomenon of Russian Jewish conversion, though marginal in number, left an outsized imprint on the cultural map of East European Jews who grappled with questions of ... More


History as Liberation

David N. Myers

in The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300228939
eISBN:
9780300231403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228939.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on a recurrent tendency of modern Jewish historians to use their research as a tool of liberation. The first circles of scholars discussed in this chapter employed history to ... More


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