Like All the Nations?: The Life and Legacy of Judah L. Magnes

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William M. Brinner, Moses Rischin
SUNY Press, 1987 - Religion - 241 pages
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This is the first study to examine the career of one of the most prominent American Zionists. Intellectually brilliant, socially and religiously committed, Judah Magnes was an inspiring speaker, reformer, and organizer. Sixteen leading American and Israeli scholars here focus their critical attention on the social, cultural, political, and theological themes central to Magnes' life.

 

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Contents

Like All the Nations?
1
Youth and Education
19
The Earlier and Later Years
29
Vortex or Void?
41
Between Priest and Prophet
57
Zionism in Judaism
69
Part IIIThe First American Zionists
85
Magnes and Henrietta Szold
99
The Hebrew University
127
Gown and Town
155
Arabs and Jews
167
He Looked Out on Zion from Atop Mount Scopus
175
The ArabJewish Dilemma
187
Abbreviations of Document Sources
199
Index
231
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William M. Brinner is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the editor and translator of Volume 2 of The History of al-Tabari titled Prophets and Patriarchs, also published by SUNY Press.

Moses Rischin is Professor of History at San Francisco State University and Director of the Western Jewish History Center of the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley.

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