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Essential Papers on Jews and the Left : Essential Papers on Jewish Studies - Ezra Mendelsohn

Essential Papers on Jews and the Left

Essential Papers on Jewish Studies

By: Ezra Mendelsohn (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9780814755716
Number Of Pages: 272

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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. Nonetheless, it can still be detected in the tendency of American Jews to vote for the liberal camp. This political tendency has also influenced Jewish communities actions as illustrated by the large numbers of Jews who participated in the civil rights movements of the post-World War II period and in the so-called new Left.

Essential Papers on Jews and the Left 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. The contributions in the first part, entitled The Jewish Left, discuss specifically Jewish radical organizations such as the Bund and Poale Zion. The second section, Jews in the Left, explores the activities of Jews in general left wing politics, emphasizing their role in the Russian revolutionary movement. In the final section, The Left and the Jews, the essays examine the attitudes of the left in Europe and America toward the Jewish question, including the key issue of Karl Marx and his reputedly anti-Jewish attitudes.

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Introductionp. 1
The Life and Opinions of Moses Hessp. 21
The Roots of "Jewish Socialism" (1881-1892): From "Populism" to "Cosmopolitanism"?p. 58
Regional Factors in the Formation of the Jewish Labor Movement in Czarist Russiap. 78
The Reassessment of the National Questionp. 101
Ber Borokhovp. 122
Social and Intellectual Origins of the Hashomer Hatzair Youth Movement, 1913-1920p. 145
The Bund in Polish Political Lite, 1935-1939p. 166
Political Mobilization and Institution Building in the Yishuvp. 198
"Black Night - White Snow": Attitudes of the Palestinian Labor Movement to the Russian Revolution, 1917-1929p. 236
A Grandson of the Haskalahp. 275
The Role of the Jews in the Russian Revolutionary Movementp. 300
The Ties that Bind: Jewish Support for the Left in the United Statesp. 322
Was Marx an Anti-Semite?p. 361
Marx and Jewish Emancipationp. 402
"Black Repartition" and the Pogroms of 1881-1882p. 410
The Soviet Regime and Anti-Zionism: An Analysisp. 440
Karl Kautsky: Between Baden and Luxemburgp. 483
Select Bibliographyp. 529
Indexp. 531
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ISBN: 9780814755716
ISBN-10: 0814755712
Series: Essential Papers on Jewish Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.22  x 3.53
Weight (kg): 0.74