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Jews and Diaspora Nationalism
Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States
Simon Rabinovitch, ed.

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Foreword
• Preface and Acknowledgments
• Diaspora, Nation, and Messiah: An Introductory Essay, Simon Rabinovitch
• Part I. From Haskala to National Renaissance
• “The Eternal People,” Perets Smolenskin
• “Jews as a Spiritual (Cultural-Historical) Nation among Political Nations,” Simon Dubnov
• “The Jewish Renaissance Movement” and “Jewish Autonomy,” Nathan Birnbaum
• “Paths That Lead Away from
Yidishkayt,” I. L. Peretz
• Part II. Socialism and the Question of Jewish Peoplehood
• “A Jew to Jews” and “Why Only Yiddish?” Chaim Zhitlowsky
• “The Worldwide Jewish Nation,” Vladimir Davidovich Medem
• “Jewish Autonomy Yesterday and Today,” Jacob Lestschinsky
• “The Founding Tasks of the Kultur-Lige” and “The Kultur-Lige,” The Kultur-Lige
• Part III. Preservation and Reconstruction in the Republics
• “Democracy Versus the Melting-Pot: A Study of American Nationality,” Horace M. Kallen
• “The Future of Judaism,” Mordecai M. Kaplan
• “A Basis for Jewish Consciousness,” René Hirschler
• “What Is Jewish Tradition?” Avrom Golomb
• “Is America Exile or Home? We Must Begin to Build for Permanence,” Israel Knox
• Epilogue
• “Jerusalem and Babylon,” Simon Rawidowicz
• Suggestions for Further Reading
• Translation Credits
• Index

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