Judah L. Magnes: An American Jewish Nonconformist
"Now, at last, Daniel Kotzin Presents us with a comprehensive biography of Magnes, the fruits of many years of dedicated research...He shows how Magnes sought to realize his American values through his work in Jerusalem, and how he championed democracy, humanistic values, and Jewish-Arab binationalism. To read this biography is to see Magnes in a new light: as a man ahead of his time whose life and ideals can still unspire Jews in our time."---Jonathan D. Sarna, author of American Judaism: A History
"Magnes's brilliance, provocative personality, and controversial views---he even reconstructed Zionism into a universalism which championed `the eternal right of every minority'---have daunted lesser scholars. Daniel Kotzin's deeply researched, erudite, and eloquent biography brings Magnes, the maverick, to life."---Pamela S. Nadell, author of Women Who Would Be Rabbis
Detail of photograph of Magnes with two Arab men and a Jewish man, ca, 1940. Place and photographer unknown, Courtesy of the Judah L. Magnes Museum.
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