Brandeis on Zionism

A Collection of Addresses and Statements

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Author: Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363609

Category: Law

Page: 156

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[Brandeis, Louis D.]. Brandeis on Zionism: A Collection of Addresses and Statements by Louis D. Brandeis With a Foreword by Mr. Justice Felix Frankfurter. Washington, D.C.: Zionist Organization of America, [1942]. viii, 156 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-49331. ISBN 1-886363-60-9. Cloth. $65. * A collection of thirty-two of Brandeis' addresses and statements convey the evolution of his views regarding Zionism. Brandeis [1856-1941], a Boston lawyer known for his liberal stand on issues of social justice, was the first Jew to serve on the Supreme Court (1916-1939). The collection includes "True Americanism," "A Call to the Educated Jew," and "Democracy Means Responsibility." In his Foreword Frankfurter calls Brandeis "the moral symbol of Zionism throughout the world."

Brandeis on Zionism

A Collection of Addresses and Statements

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Author: Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363609

Category: Law

Page: 156

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[Brandeis, Louis D.]. Brandeis on Zionism: A Collection of Addresses and Statements by Louis D. Brandeis With a Foreword by Mr. Justice Felix Frankfurter. Washington, D.C.: Zionist Organization of America, [1942]. viii, 156 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-49331. ISBN 1-886363-60-9. Cloth. $65. * A collection of thirty-two of Brandeis' addresses and statements convey the evolution of his views regarding Zionism. Brandeis [1856-1941], a Boston lawyer known for his liberal stand on issues of social justice, was the first Jew to serve on the Supreme Court (1916-1939). The collection includes "True Americanism," "A Call to the Educated Jew," and "Democracy Means Responsibility." In his Foreword Frankfurter calls Brandeis "the moral symbol of Zionism throughout the world."

Zionism and the Arabs

An American Jewish Dilemma, 1898-1948

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Author: Rafael Medoff

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275958244

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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Medoff (Jewish studies, State U. of New York) takes the choice American Jews had to make between Zionism and democracy as a case study to explore the process by which they dealt with their identities as individuals, Jews, and Americans. He primarily explores the middle ground between virulent opposi

American Zionism

Mission and Politics

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Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415919326

Category: History

Page: 489

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Part of an eight volume set which collates articles written on the history of the Jewish people in America, this final volume volume comprises articles which take a look at the political movement for the establishment of a national homeland for the Jewish people. The 21 articles cover subjects such as the historical emergence of Zionism, attitudes towards the Zionist and Anti-Zionist movements in America, and the developments of trusteeship for the Palestine.

Louis D. Brandeis

Justice for the People

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Author: Philippa Strum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674418684

Category:

Page: 536

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Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) played a role in almost every important social and economic movement during his long life: trade unionism, trust busting, progressivism, woman suffrage, scientific management, expansion of civil liberties, hours, wages, and unemployment legislation, Wilson's New Freedom, Roosevelt's New Deal. He invented savings bank life insurance and the preferential union shop, became known as the "People's Attorney," and altered American jurisprudence as a lawyer and Supreme Court judge. Brandeis led American Zionism from 1914 through 1921 and again from 1930 until his death. He earned over two million dollars practicing law between 1878 and 1916 and used his wealth to foster public causes. He was adviser to leaders from Robert La Follette to Frances Perkins, William McAdoo to Franklin Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson to Harry Truman. This lively account of Brandeis's life and legacy, based on ten years of research in sources not available to previous biographers, reveals much that is new and gives fuller context to personal and historical events. The most significant revelations have to do with his intellectual development. That Brandeis opposed political and economic "bigness" and excessive concentration of wealth is well known. What was not known prior to Strum's research is how far Brandeis carried his beliefs, becoming committed to the goals of worker participation--the sharing of profits and decision making by workers in "manageable"-sized firms. So it happened that the man who was sometimes dismissed as an outmoded horse-and-buggy liberal championed a cause too radical even for the New Deal braintrusters who were quick to follow his advice in other areas Strum charts Brandeis's development as a kind of industrial-era Jeffersonian deeply influenced by the classical ideals of Periclean Athens. She shows that this was the source not only of his vision of a democracy based on a human-scaled polis, but also of his sudden emergence, in his late fifties, as the leading American Zionist: he had come to regard Palestine as the locus of a new Athens. And later, on the Supreme Court, this Athenian conception of human potential took justice Brandeis beyond even Justice Holmes in the determined use of judicial power to protect civil liberties and democracy in an industrialized society.

American Zionism: Missions and Politics

American Jewish History

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Author: Jeffrey Gurock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675493

Category: History

Page: 521

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Essential Papers on Zionism

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Author: Jehuda Reinharz,Anita Shapira

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814774490

Category: History

Page: 857

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Zionism, more than any other social and political movement in the modern era, has completely and fundamentally altered the self-image of the Jewish people and its relations with the non- Jewish world. As the dominant expression of Jewish nationalism, Zionism revolutionized the very concept of Jewish peoplehood, taking upon itself the transformation of the Jewish people from a minority into a majority, and from a diaspora community into a territorial one. Bringing together for the first time the work of the most distinguished historians of Zionism and the Yishuv (pre-state Israeli society), many never before translated into English, this volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the history of Zionism. The contributions are diverse, examining such topics as the ideological development of the Jewish nationalist movement, Zionist trends in the Land of Israel, and relations between Jews, Arabs, and the British in Palestine. Contributors include: Jacob Katz, Shmuel Almog, Yosef Salmon, David Vital, Steven J. Zipperstein, Michael Heymann, Jonathan Frankel, George L. Berlin, Israel Oppenheim, Gershon Shaked, Joseph Heller, Hagit Lavsky, and Bernard Wasserstein.

A Clash of Heroes

Brandeis, Weizmann, and American Zionism

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Author: Ben Halpern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195364897

Category: History

Page: 320

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Chaim Weizmann, steeped in the folk culture of the East European shtetl and the humanistic science of Central and Western Europe, was the ambassador of the Jewish people to the English-speaking world. Louis D. Brandeis, on the other hand, was known as the true exponent of Anglo-American civic culture who gave his leadership at a critical moment to the American and world Jewish community. A Clash of Heroes studies the conflict between these two dominant personalities, each of whom has been hailed by devoted followers as the hero of a crucial era in recent Jewish history. Halpern sets the meeting, collaboration, and sharp conflict between these two men against the shifting background of a world at war and the shaky travail of revolution and reconstruction in the early 20th century. Through a comparison of two exemplary figures in Jewish leadership, Halpern paints an enthralling portrait of 20th-century Zionism and illuminates the complex relationships between leaders and the public and between Jewish nationalism and its extended environment.

Brandeis And America

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Author: Nelson L. Dawson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081316169X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Louis D. Brandeis is a figure of perennial significance in American history. Brilliant lawyer, innovative reformer, seminal thinker, and judicial giant, he left few significant issues in American society untouched during the course of his long and productive career. The last several decades have been particularly rich in Brandeis historiography, creating the need for a work surveying current scholarship and addressing critical issues. Brandeis and America more than meets this need. Six distinguished Brandeis scholars -- David J. Danelski, Nelson L. Dawson, Allon Gal, David W. Levy, Philippa Strum, and Melvin I. Urofsky -- offer richly analytical essays illuminating key aspects of Brandeis's impact on American life: his relationship to the Progressive movement, his involvement in Zionism, his role as a New Deal advisor, and his significance in constitutional law. In addition, the book contains a comprehensive survey of Brandeis historiography, a reference chronology of his life, and an exploration of the deeply controversial issue of judicial propriety. It should prove a powerful stimulus to future Brandeis research. These essays not only contribute to an understanding of Brandeis himself but also cast light on vital political, social, and economic issues in twentieth-century America, issues that are sure to be with us well into the next century.

Zionism and the Creation of a New Society

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Author: Ben Halpern,Jehuda Reinharz

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195092090

Category: History

Page: 293

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Tracing the history of Zionism from the late 19th century to World War II, the authors demonstrate the continuity between the principles and practices of the Zionist movement and the social and political structure of Israel today. Jehuda Reinharz and the late Ben Halpern have produced one of the most accessible, comprehensive, and incisive histories of Zionism in the English language.

Supreme Court Justices

A Biographical Dictionary

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Author: Timothy L. Hall

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108176

Category: Judges

Page: 566

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Presents an alphabetical listing of Supreme Court justices with a short biography on each person.

American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise

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Author: Shulamit Reinharz,Mark A. Raider

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584654391

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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The first and only complete exploration of the role of American women in the creation and support of the State of Israel from pre-State years through the struggles of Israel s first decades."

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume III, 1913-1915

Progressive and Zionist

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Author: Louis D. Brandeis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438422598

Category: Political Science

Page: 750

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With the election of Woodrow Wilson in 1912, Louis D. Brandeis emerged as the undisputed intellectual leader of those reformers who were trying to recreate a democratic society free from the economic and political depradations of monopolistic enterprise. But now these reformers had a champion in the White House, and direct access to him through one of his most trusted advisers. In this volume we see what was probably the high point of progressive reform--the first three years of the Wilson Administration. During these years Brandeis was considered for a Cabinet position, consulted frequently on matters of patronage, and called in at key junctures to determine policy. But he still kept up his many obligations to different reform groups: arguing cases before the Supreme Court, acting as public counsel in rate hearings, writing Other People's Money, one of the key exposes of the era, as well as advising his good friend Robert M. LaFollette and other reform leaders. Yet at the height of his career as a reformer, Brandeis suddenly took on another heavy obligation, the leadership of the American Zionist movement, and helped marshal Jews in this country to aid their brethren in war-ravaged Europe and Palestine. Carrying over his democratic ideals, he challenged the established American Jewish aristocracy in the Congress movement, in order to broaden the base of Jewish participation in important issues. At the end of 1915, Brandeis was an important figure not only in domestic reform and Jewish affairs, but on the international scene as well. And although no one knew it at the time, he stood at the brink of nomination to the nation's highest court. As in the earlier volumes, these letters indicate the inner workings of American reform, and they also show how American Zionism, under the leadership of Brandeis and his lieutenants, assumed those characteristics that would make it a unique and powerful instrument in world politics.

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume VI: Art and Its Uses: The Visual Image and Modern Jewish Society

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Author: Ezra Mendelsohn,Richard I. Cohen

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ISBN: 9780195362862

Category: History

Page: 432

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The sixth volume of the annual publication of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Art and Its Uses analyzes the levels of meaning present in a wide range of visual images, from high art by Jewish artists to Judaica, caricatures, and political propaganda. The use of such material to illuminate aspects of modern history and society is rather uncommon in the field of modern Jewish studies; these essays provide the tools necessary for understanding the image in its proper social and political context. The distinguished contributors include Richard I. Cohen, Michael Berkowitz, Milly Heyd, Irit Rogoff, Chone Shmeruk, Ziva Amishai-Maisels, Vivianne Barsky, and Vivian Mann. Accompanied by more than 160 illustrations, the essays shed new light on such topics as Jewish nationalism, Jewish identity, and Jewish-gentile relations. In addition to the symposium, the volume contains articles by major scholars of contemporary Jewish studies, a substantial book review section, and a list of recent dissertations in the field.

Abba Hillel Silver and American Zionism

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Author: Mark A. Raider,Jonathan D. Sarna,Ronald W. Zweig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136314881

Category: History

Page: 136

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The essays collected here investigate Rabbi Silver's Zionist political leadership, his impact on American Judaism, ideological orientation and relations with the leaders of the Palestine Jewish community, World Zionist Organization and the Jewish State.

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective

Convergence and Divergence

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Author: Jeffrey Herf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317983475

Category: History

Page: 296

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Previously published as a special issue of The Journal of Israeli History, this book presents the reflections of historians from Israel, Europe, Canada and the United States concerning the similarities and differences between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism primarily in Europe and the Middle East. Spanning the past century, the essays explore the continuum of critique from early challenges to Zionism and they offer criteria to ascertain when criticism with particular policies has and has not coalesced into an "ism" of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Including studies of England, France, Germany, Poland, the United States, Iran and Israel, the volume also examines the elements of continuity and break in European traditions of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism when they diffused to the Arab and Islamic. Essential course reading for students of religious history.

The Americanization of Zionism, 1897-1948

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Author: Naomi Wiener Cohen

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653462

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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A cogent analysis of the political and cultural factors that shaped American Zionism in its early stages.