On Modern Jewish Politics
By (author) Ezra Mendelsohn
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On Modern Jewish Politics by Ezra Mendelsohn
Book DescriptionThis book is a concise guide to and analysis of the complexities of modern Jewish politics in the interwar European and American diaspora. "Jewish politics" refers to the different and opposing visions of the Jewish future as formulated by various Jewish political parties and organizations and their efforts to implement their programs and thereby solve the "Jewish question." Mendelsohn begins by attempting a typology of these Jewish political parties and organizations, dividing them into a number of schools or "camps." He then suggests a "geography" of Jewish politics by locating the core areas of the various camps. There follows an analysis of the competition among the various Jewish political camps for hegemony in the Jewish world-an analysis that pays particular attention to the situation in the United States and Poland, the two largest diasporas, in the 1920s and 1930s. The final chapters ask the following questions: what were the sources of appeal of the various Jewish political camps (such as the Jewish left and Jewish nationalism), to what extent did the various factions succeed in their efforts to implement their plans for the Jewish future, and how were Jewish politics similar to, or different from, the politics of other minority groups in Europe and America? Mendelsohn concludes with a discussion of the great changes that have occurred in the world of Jewish politics since World War II.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195083194
(234mm x 154mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 4-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ezra Mendelsohn
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Volume XXIII of the acclaimed Studies in Contemporary Jewry series published on behalf of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Jewry explores the largely overlooked role of sports in modern Jewish history.
Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Hardback (June 2004)
This volume offers a comparative view of alliances between Jewish communities and the state to show the price Jews paid for allying with unpopular regimes. The essays cover the American South, South Africa, Canada, Algeria, Morocco, Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Russia.
Essential Papers on Jews and the Left, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Ezra Mendelsohn
Historically leftist ideas and theories have had a profound impact on modern Jewish life. But, the left's impact on the Jewish community has greatly diminished today. This book presents a sweeping portrait of the defining impact of the left on modern Jewish politics and culture in Europe, Palestine/Israel, and the New World.
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