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The Individual in History
Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz
ChaeRan Y. Freeze, ed.; Sylvia Fuks Fried, ed.; Eugene R. Sheppard, ed.

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Introduction
• PART I. IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS
• Theodor Herzl: Charisma and Leadership—Derek J. Penslar
• The President before Weizmann: David Littwak and the Politics of “Old New Land”—Michael Brenner
• Herzl, Ahad Ha’am, and the
Altneuland Debate: Between Utopia and Radicalism—Eran Kaplan
• The Vilna Gaon and His Disciples as Precursors of Zionism: The Vicissitudes of a Myth—Immanuel Etkes
• Me’ir Ya‘ari and Hashomer Hatza‘ir: The Movement Is Me—Aviva Halamish
• “The Wise Woman of Givat Brenner”: Jessie Sampter on Kibbutz, War, and Peace, 1934–1938—Meir Chazan
• Robert Briscoe, Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin: Revisiting the Irish-Jewish Connection—Frances Malino
• The Zionist Leadership of Louis D. Brandeis—Evyatar Friesel
• America’s Most Memorable Zionist Leaders—Jonathan D. Sarna
• The Rise of Stephen S. Wise as a Jewish Leader—Mark A. Raider
• PART II. STATECRAFT
• Weizmann and Ben-Gurion: Portraits in Contrast—Anita Shapira
• Role, Place, and Time: The Case of Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham in Palestine, 1945–1948—Motti Golani
• Bold Decisions: Three Israeli Prime Ministers Who Went against the Grain—Itamar Rabinovich
• Leadership in the Arab-Israeli Conflict—Shai Feldman
• At the Crossroads: Ben-Gurion at War—Shlomo Avineri
• Roosevelt, American Jews, and Rescue Attempts—Yehuda Bauer
• Wasfi al-Tall: An Iconic Incarnation of Jordanianism—Asher Susser
• PART III. INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL SPHERES
• Particularism, Exclusivity, and Monopoly: The History of a Talmudic Statement—Moshe Halbertal
• “The Individual in Jewish History”: A Feminist Perspective—Shulamit Reinharz
• Thomas Carlyle versus Henry Thomas Buckle: “Great Man” versus “Historical Laws”—Yaacov Shavit
• The Evolution of Roza Georgievna
Vinaver: The Making of a Jewish Liberal Politician's Wife in Imperial Russia—ChaeRan Y. Freeze
• Spatial Coherence as Sovereignty—Arnold J. Band
• Exemplary Leaders: Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig—Paul Mendes-Flohr
• PART IV. WITNESSING HISTORY
• Inside Kishinev’s Pogrom: Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Michael Davitt, and the Burdens of Truth—Steven J. Zipperstein
• Julian Tuwim: Confronting Antisemitism in Poland—Antony Polonsky
• The Terrible Secret: Some Afterthoughts—Walter Laqueur
• A Testimony to the World of German Orthodox Judaism: A Translation of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg’s Introduction to His
Seridei Eish—David Ellenson
• Authors/Survivors/Witnesses: Aharon Appelfeld, Abba Kovner, Primo Levi, and Elie Wiesel between Literature and Testimony—Dina Porat
• PART V. IN THE ACADEMY
• On a Desperate Postdoc and the Emergence of Modern German Antisemitism—Daniel R. Schwartz
• Lawrence H. Fuchs: The Scholar as Citizen—Stephen J. Whitfield
• Three Brandeis Presidents: Open Leadership in an American University—David Hackett Fischer
• Jehuda Reinharz Select Bibliography
• Editors and Contributors
• Index

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