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              Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism
                  Part IX: Zionism and the Birth of Israel
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Subject: ORGANIZATION This reading list is organized as follows: * [8]Introduction to this Reading List * [9]Zionism and The Development Of Israel * [10]The Founders * [11]Zionistic Movements * [12]Zionism in Israel Today * [13]Credits
Subject: Zionism and The Development Of Israel [Bub97] Buber, Martin; Godman, Stanley (Translator). On Zion: The History of an Idea (Martin Buber Library). Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade); 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-815604-82-3. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0815604823/socculturejew ish/] [Chu67] Churchill, Randolph S. & Winston S. The Six Day War. Penguin. 1967. [a classic contemporary account] [Bra75] Brandeis, Louis D. Brandeis on Zionism (The Rise of Jewish Nationalism and the Middle East Series). Hyperion Pr; 1975. Hardcover. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-883553-12-0. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0883553120/socculturejew ish/] [CohM87] Cohen, Mitchell. Zion and State: Nation, Class and the Shaping of Modern Israel. Blackwell. 1987. Columbia Univ Pr; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-231079-41-9. [The struggle between mainstream and Revisionist Zionism during the Mandatory and early statehood periods] [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0231079419/socculturejew ish/] [CohN75] Cohen, Naomi Wiener. American Jews and the Zionist Idea. Ktav Publishing House; 1975. Paperback. ISBN 0-870682-72-5. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0870682725/socculturejew ish/] [Erl94] Erlich, Avi; Erlich, Victor. Ancient Zionism: The Biblical Origins of the National Idea. Free Press; 1994. Hardcover. ISBN 0-029023-52-1. [Traces the birth of Zionism to biblical history, and analyzes, defends and criticizes modern Zionism.] [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0029023521/socculturejew ish/] [Gol97] Goldberg, David J. To the Promised Land: A History of Zionist Thought from Its Origins to the Modern State of Israel (Penguin Politics). Penguin USA (Paper); 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-140125-12-4. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140125124/socculturejew ish/] [Gre91] Greenspahn, F. (ed). Essential Papers on Israel and the Ancient Near East. New York Univ Pr; 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-814730-38-8. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814730388/socculturejew ish/] [Hal77] Halkin, Hillel. Letters to an American Jewish Friend: A Zionist's Polemic. JPS, 1977. ISBN 0-827600-93-3. Out of Print. [Halkin, an American oleh, addresses six fictional letters to his imaginary friend, explaining to him why he should make aliyah. Considered a classic among American olim in Israel (esp. the non-orthodox olim, since Halkin basically espouses a secular Zionist position).] [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0827600933/socculturejew ish/] [Hal76] Halpern, Ben. The Idea of a Jewish State. Harvard University Press, 1976. Out of Print. ISBN 0-674442-01-6. [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0674442016/socculturejew ish/] [Hal00] Halpern, Ben; Reinharz, Jehuda. Zionism and the Creation of a New Society (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series). Brandeis Univ; 2000. Paperback. ISBN 1-584650-23-0. [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1584650230/socculturejew ish/] [Har88] Harkabi, Yehoshafat. Israel's Fateful Hour. Harper & Row. 1988. Out of Print. [The former director of IDF military intelligence, Hebrew University professor of international relations, and winner of the 1993 Israel Prize, explains Israel's need for peace and the feasibility of "land for peace"; based on the author's Hachpaot Goraliot] [Her17] Herzl, Theodore. The Jewish State. Federation of American Zionists, New York. 1917. Dover Pubns; 1989. Paperback. ISBN 0-486258-49-1. [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0486258491/socculturejew ish/] [Her75] Herzog, Chaim. The War of Atonement. Steinmatzky. 1975. Stackpole Books; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 1-853673-07-2. [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1853673072/socculturejew ish/] [Her79] Hertzberg, Arthur. The Zionist Idea: A Historical Analysis and Reader. Atheneum. 1979. Jewish Publication Society; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-827606-22-2. [An outstanding 85 page introductory essay and anthology of writings by leading Zionists] [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0827606222/socculturejew ish/] [Jaf89a] Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies of Tel Aviv University. The West Bank and Gaza: Israel's Options for Peace. Tel Aviv University. 1989. [essential background reading from a study group led by Aharon Yariv, a former director of IDF military intelligence; initially sponsored by the American Jewish Congress and co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith] [Jaf89b] Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies of Tel Aviv University. The West Bank and Gaza: Toward A Solution. Tel Aviv University. 1989. [a companion to Jaf89b; independent proposals by the Jaffee Center study group] [Laq72] Laqueur, Walter. A History of Zionism Schocken Books, 1972. Fine Communications; 1997. Hardcover. Reprint edition. ISBN 1-567311-00-8. [19][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1567311008/socculturejew ish/] [Man76] Mandel, Neville. The Arabs and Zionism Before World War I. University of California. 1976. Out of Print. [Med00] Medoff, Rafael; Waxman, Chaim I.; Woronoff, Jon (ed). Historical Dictionary of Zionism. Scarecrow Pr; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-810837-73-0. [20][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0810837730/socculturejew ish/] [Mel92] Melman, Yossi. The New Israelis: An Intimate View of a Changing People. Birch Lane Pr; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 1-559721-29-4. [The first half of the book is a history of Zionism, along with an analysis of the decisions, accomplishments, compromises, and mistakes that the major leaders made. The second half of the book discusses various aspects of Israeli society, such as religious groups, Israeli Arabs, Sefardim, defense needs, and so on. Note: Melman is clearly a left-wing secular Israeli.] [21][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1559721294/socculturejew ish/] [Par96] Parker, Richard B. (ed); Saunders, Harold H. The Six-Day War: A Retrospective. University Press of Florida: 1996. Hardcover. ISBN 0-813013-83-6 [22][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0813013836/socculturejew ish/] [Pen91] Penkower, Monty Noam. The Emergence of Zionist Thought (American University Studies, Series IX, History, Vol 3). Peter Lang Publishing; 1991. Hardcover. ISBN 0-820416-00-2. [23][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0820416002/socculturejew ish/] [Kor83] Kornberg, Jacques. At the Crossroads: Essays on Ahad Ha'Am. State Univ of New York Pr; 1983. Paperback. ISBN 0-873957-39-3. [24][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0873957393/socculturejew ish/] [Pen94] Penkower, Monty Noam. The Holocaust and Israel Reborn: From Catastrophe to Sovereignty. Univ of Illinois Pr (Pro Ref); 1994. Paperback. ISBN 0-252063-78-3. [25][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0252063783/socculturejew ish/] [Por90] Porat, Dina. The Blue and the Yellow Stars of David: The Zionist Leadership in Palestine and the Holocaust 1939-1945. Harvard Univ Pr; 1990. Hardcover. ISBN 0-674077-08-3. [26][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0674077083/socculturejew ish/] [Rub84] Rubenstein, Amnon. The Zionist Dream Revisited. Schocken Books, New York. 1984. Out of Print. [Traces the cumulative tradition of Israeli intellectuals from its Herzlian and Second Aliayh roots to the present day and delves into the reasons for the right-wing reaction that has emerged since the Six-Day War. Very political.] [Sac90] Sachar, Howard M. The Course of Modern Jewish History. Vintage Books. New revised edition, 1990. Paperback. 891 pages. ISBN 0-679727-46-9. [27][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679727469/socculturejew ish] [Sac96] Sachar, Howard M. A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time. Knopf; 1996. Paperback. 2nd revised edition. ISBN 0-679765-63-8. [28][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679765638/socculturejew ish/] [Seg86] Segev, Tom. 1949: The First Israelis. The Free Press, 1986. Henry Holt (Paper); 1998. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-805058-96-6. [A detailed history of the first year of Israel's existence, based on an extensive study of official documents and the press, showing how ideology met with the reality of building a state.] [29][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805058966/socculturejew ish/] [Sim62] Simon, Leon. Selected Essays of Ahad Ha-'Am Athenium, 1962. [Ste97] Sternhell, Zeev; Maisel, David (transl). The Founding Myths of Israel. Princeton Univ Pr; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-691016-94-1. [30][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0691016941/socculturejew ish/] [Syk73] Sykes, Christopher. Crossroads to Israel: 1917-1948. Midland Books. 1973. Out of Print. [Uro95] Urofsky, Melvin I. American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust. Univ of Nebraska Pr; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-803295-59-6. [31][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0803295596/socculturejew ish/] [Zip93] Zipperstein, Steven J. Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha'Am and the Origins of Zionism. Univ California Press; 1993. Hardcover. ISBN 0-520081-11-0. [32][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0520081110/socculturejew ish/]
Subject: The Founders [Avi81] Avineri, Shlomo. The Making of Modern Zionism: The Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State. Basic Books, 1981. Out of Print. [A series of eighteen profiles of major thinkers: Krochmal, Graetz, Hess, through Jabotinsky, Kook and Ben Gurion.] [Beg51] Begin, Menachem. The Revolt: Story of the Irgun. Schuman, New York. 1951. Out of Print. [Ben54] Ben-Gurion, David. Rebirth and Destiny of Israel. Philosophical Library, New York. 1954. Out of Print. [Day92] Dayan, Moshe. Moshe Dayan: Story of My Life. Da Capo Pr; 1992. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-306804-97-2. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0306804972/socculturejew ish/] [Dot98] Dothan, Shmuel. A Land in the Balance: The Struggle for Palestine 1919-1948. Gefen Books; 1996. Hardcover. ISBN 9-650506-96-9. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9650506969/socculturejew ish/] [Eba72] Eban, Abba. My Country: The Story of Modern Israel. Random House, New York. 1972. Out of Print. [Fro90] Fromkin, David. A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East. Avon Books (Pap Trd); 1990. Paperback. ISBN 0-380713-00-4. [The Balfour Declaration and the early history of the Mandate in the context of the larger international situation.] [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0380713004/socculturejew ish/] [Gal92] Gal, Allon. David Ben Gurion and the American Alignment for a Jewish State (Modern Jewish Experience). Indiana Univ Pr; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 0-253325-34-X. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/025332534X/socculturejew ish/] [Hal98] Halamish, Aviva; Cummings, Ora (Translator). The Exodus Affair: Holocaust Survivors and the Struggle for Palestine (Religion, Theology and the Holocaust). Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade); 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-815605-16-1. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0815605161/socculturejew ish/] [Hel00] Heller, Joseph. The Birth of Israel, 1945-1949: Ben-Gurion and His Critics. University Press of Florida; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-813017-32-7. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0813017327/socculturejew ish/] [Her97] Herzl, Theodor; Overberg, Henk (Translator). The Jews' State: A Critical English Translation. Jason Aronson; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-765759-73-X. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/076575973X/socculturejew ish/] [Hur76] Hurewitz, J. C. The Struggle for Palestine. Schocken, 1976. Out of Print. [Reprint of the edition published by Norton, written in the late 1940s as a thesis at Columbia. A detailed account of Arab and Jewish politics in the Mandate and the Arab revolt from 1936 on.] [Hur94] Hurwitz, Harry Zvi; Denker, Patrick R. (ed). Begin: A Portrait. Bnai Brith Books; 1994. Paperback. ISBN 0-910250-28-6. [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0910250286/socculturejew ish/] [Jab87] Jabotinsky, Z'ev. The War and the Jew. Altalena Press, New York. 1987. [Jab98] Jabotinsky, Vladimir; Sarig, Mordechai. The Political and Social Philosophy of Ze'Ev Jabotinsky: Selected Writings. Vallentine Mitchell; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-853033-59-5. [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0853033595/socculturejew ish/] [Jer96] Jerusalem Report Staff; Horovitz, David (ed). Shalom, Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin. Newmarket Press; 1996. Hardcover. ISBN 1-557042-87-X. [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/155704287X/socculturejew ish/] [Kat96] Katz, Shmuel. Lone Wolf: A Biography of Vladimir (Ze'Ev) Jabotinsky. Barricade Books; 1996. Hardcover. ISBN 1-569800-42-1. [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1569800421/socculturejew ish/] [Kur98] Kurzman, Dan. Soldier of Peace: The Life of Yitzhak Rabin: 1922-1995. Harpercollins; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-060186-84-4. [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060186844/socculturejew ish/] [Per87] Perlmutter, Amos. The Life and Times of Menachem Begin. Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1987. Out of Print. [Rab79] Rabin, Yitzhak. The Rabin Memoirs. Little, Brown. 1979. Univ California Press; 1996. Paperback. Expanded edition. ISBN 0-520207-66-1. [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0520207661/socculturejew ish/] [Rob97] Robertson, Ritchie (ed); Timms, Edward (ed). Theodor Herzl and the Origins of Zionism. Edinburgh Univ Pr; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-748609-44-X. [19][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/074860944X/socculturejew ish/] [Sch86] Salmon, Yosef. Religion and Zionism: First Encounters. Hebrew University Magnes Press. November 2001. ISBN 965-493-092-7. [This book deals with the role that Jewish religion played in the evolution of the Zionist movement, both in the consolidation of a Jewish national consciousness and in the actual day to day activity of the Jewish nationalist movement. Insofar as national consciousness was concerned, a recurring question in the early movement was whether religious identit constituted a necessary component of nationalist identity. This book traces the tweists and turns of the interaction between these two forces in Jewish history from the early 1860s until 1920.] [20][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0935437185/socculturejew ish/] [Sch86] Schechtman, J. B. The Life and Times of Jabotinsky. Eshel Books, Silver Spring MD. 1986. (2 vols). Out of Print. ISBN 0-935437-18-5. [21][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0935437185/socculturejew ish/] [Sei90] Seidman, Hillel; Schreiber, Mordecai. Menachem Begin: His Life and Legacy. Shengold Pub; 1990. Hardcover. ISBN 0-884001-42-3. [22][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0884001423/socculturejew ish/] [Sha98] Shavit, Jacob. Jabotinsky and the Revisionist Movement 1925-1948. Frank Cass & Co; 1988. Hardcover. ISBN 0-714633-25-9. [23][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0714633259/socculturejew ish/] [Sik89] Sicker, Martin. Between Hashemites and Zionists: The Struggle for Palestine, 1908-1988. Holmes & Meier Publishing, Inc; 1989. Hardcover. ISBN 0-841911-76-2. [24][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0841911762/socculturejew ish/] [StJ98] St. John, Robert. Ben-Gurion: Builder of Israel. London Pub Co; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-961326-24-7. [25][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0961326247/socculturejew ish/] [Tev87] Teveth, Shabtai. Ben Gurion: The Burning Ground 1886-1948. Houghton Mifflin. 1987. Out of Print. [1988 National Jewish Book Award winner] [Tuc56] Tuchman, Barbara. Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour. Funk and Wagnalls, 1956. Ballantine Books (Trd Pap); 1988. Paperback. Reissue edition. ISBN 0-345314-27-1. [British cultural background to the Balfour Declaration.] [26][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0345314271/socculturejew ish/] [Wei66] Weitzmann, Chaim. Trial and Error. JPS, Philadelphia. Schocken, New York. 1966. [Zad95] Zadka, Saul. Blood in Zion: How the Jewish Guerrillas Drove the British Out of Palestine. Brasseys Inc; 1995. Hardcover. ISBN 1-857531-36-1. [27][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1857531361/socculturejew ish/]
Subject: Zionistic Movements [Bel77] Bell, J Bowyer. Terror Out of Zion: The Fight for Israeli Independence. St. Martin's Press, 1977. Transaction Pub; 1996. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 1-560008-70-9. [A history of the Irgun and Lehi.] [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1560008709/socculturejew ish/] [Coh92] Cohen, Mitchell. Zion and State: Nation, Class and the Shaping of Modern Israel. Columbia Univ Pr; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-231079-41-9. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0231079419/socculturejew ish/] [Hel95] Heller, Joseph. The Stern Gang: Ideology, Politics, and Terror, 1940-1949. Frank Cass & Co; 1995. Hardcover. ISBN 0-714645-58-3. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0714645583/socculturejew ish/] [Lev96] Levine, Danny. The Birth of the Irgun Zvai Leumi: The Jewish Resistance Movement. Gefen Books; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 9-652290-71-8. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9652290718/socculturejew ish/] [Liv99] Livni, Michael; Skirball, Henry F. Reform Zionism: Twenty Years - An Educator's Perspective. Gefen Books; 1999. Hardcover. ISBN 9-652292-06-0. [This collection of essays and articles provides a rare insight into classical Zionist thought as it dialectically intersects and synthesizes with its onetime adversary, Reform Judaism] [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9652292060/socculturejew ish/] [Loc97] Lochery, Neill. Israeli Labour Party: In the Shadow of the Likud. Ithaca; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-863722-17-2. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0863722172/socculturejew ish/] [Luz88] Luz, Ehud. Parallels Meet: Religion and Nationalism in the Early Zionist Movement, 1882-1904. Jewish Publication Society; 1988. Hardcover. ISBN 0-827602-97-9. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0827602979/socculturejew ish/] [Saf78] Safran, Nadav. Israel: The Embattled Ally. Harvard Univ Pr; 1978. Hardcover. ISBN 0-674468-81-3. [Excellent on the development of the political system and on military and diplomatic history.] [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0674468813/socculturejew ish/] [Sha98] Shavit, Jacob. Jabotinsky and the Revisionist Movement 1925-1948. Frank Cass & Co; 1988. Hardcover. ISBN 0-714633-25-9. [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0714633259/socculturejew ish/] [Shi95] Shindler, Colin. Israel, Likud and the Zionist Dream: Power, Politics and Ideaology from Begin to Netanyahu. I B Tauris & Co Ltd; 1995. Hardcover. ISBN 1-850439-69-9. [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1850439699/socculturejew ish/] (I'm still looking for references in this area. I'd like to have some sources on the major movements (Hertzl's) as well as the other significant organizations, such as Z'ev Jabotinsky's.)
Subject: Zionism in Israel Today [Abr76] Abramov, SheneUr Zalman. Perpetual Dilemma: Jewish Religion in the Jewish State. Associated Univ Pr; 1976. Hardcover. ISBN 0-838616-87-9. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0838616879/socculturejew ish/] [Ben95] Ben-Yehuda, Nachman. The Masada Myth: Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel. Univ of Wisconsin Pr; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-299148-34-3. [This looks at the story of Masada and claims that evidence does not substantiate the story. It then looks at how the narrative was transformed and incorporated into the collective memory and mythos of Israel, driving resultant attitudes.] [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0299148343/socculturejew ish/] [Car03] Carr, Caleb. The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians. Random House Trade Paperbacks; (March 11, 2003). ISBN: 0375760741. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1893302164/socculturejew ish/] [Cha00] Chamish, Barry. The Last Days of Israel. Dandelion Books; 2000. Paperback. ISBN 1-893302-16-4. [This book, by a controversial writer, explores Israeli political intrigue and corruption] [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1893302164/socculturejew ish/] [Haz00] Hazony, Yoram. The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel's Soul. Basic Books; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-465029-01-9. [This book traces the intellectual roots of 'post-Zionism' and shows its pervasive influence in Israeli society.] [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465029019/socculturejew ish/] [Kat99] Katz, Amnon. Israel: The Two Halves of the Nation. Inverted A; 1999. Hardcover. ISBN 0-938245-14-7. [Vision of Zionism as a national movement for all the people of Palestine] [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0938245147/socculturejew ish/] [Laq95] Laqueur, Walter (ed), Rubin, Barry (ed). The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict. Penguin USA; 1995. Paperback. 5th revised and updated edition. ISBN 0-140245-62-6. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140245626/socculturejew ish/] [Lie83] Liebman, Charles; Don-Yehiya, Eliezer. Civil Religion in Israel: Traditional Judaism and Political Culture in the Jewish State. Univ California Press; 1983. Hardcover. ISBN 0-520048-17-2. [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0520048172/socculturejew ish/] [Net00] Netanyahu, Benjamin. A Durable Peace: Israel and Its Place Among the Nations. Warner Books; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-446523-06-2. [Discusses the relationship between the development of Zionism and the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially the Palestinian issue.] [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0446523062/socculturejew ish/] [Rav96] Ravitzky, Aviezer; Swirsky, Michael (trans); Chipman, Jonathan (trans). Messianism, Zionism, and Jewish Religious Radicalism (Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism). University of Chicago Press; 1996. Hardcover. ISBN 0-226705-77-3. [This book probes Orthodoxy's divergent positions on Zionism, which range from radical condemnation to virtual beatification. This book is indispensable to anyone concerned with the complex confrontation between Jewish fundamentalism and Israeli political sovereignty.] [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226705773/socculturejew ish/] [Rus90] Ruskay, John S.; Szonyi, David M. (ed). Deepening a Commitment: Zionism and the Conservative/Masorti Movement: Papers from a Conference of Conservative/Masorti Movement Leadership. Jewish Theological Seminary of Amer; 1990. Paperback. ISBN 0-873340-59-0. [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0873340590/socculturejew ish/] [Sha99] Shlaim, Avi. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. W W Norton & Company; 1999. Hardcover. ISBN 0-393048-16-0. [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393048160/socculturejew ish/] [Sil99] Silberstein, Laurence J. The Postzionism Debates: Knowledge and Power in Israeli Culture. Routledge; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 0-415913-16-0. [Postzionism is a term increasingly used in Israeli public culture to refer to those who challenge zionism's hegemony. This book discusses and analyzes the debates over post-zionism that go to the heart of Israeli national identity and culture.] [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0415913160/socculturejew ish/] [Tes94] Tessler, Mark A. A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies). Indiana Univ Pr; 1994. Paperback. ISBN 0-253208-73-4. [19][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0253208734/socculturejew ish/]
Subject: Additional Uncategorized Suggestions The following books have also been suggested, but I need additional citation information and a short synopsis in order to properly enter them onto the reading list: [Belxx] Bel, J. Bonyer. Terror Out of Zion [Ben83] Ben-Ami, Yitshaq. Years Of Wrath, Days Of Glory: Memoirs From The Irgun. New York, N.Y. : Shengold Publishers, 1983. [Choxx] Chouraqui, Andre. A Man Alone [Coh66] Cohen, Geulah. Woman Of Violence: Memoirs of a Young Terrorist, 1943-1948. Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1966. [Eldxx] Eldad, Israel. The Jewish Revolution [Eli84] Eliav, Yaacov. Wanted. Translated and adapted from the Hebrew by Mordecai Schreiber. New York : Shengold Publishers, c1984. [Fraxx] Frank, Gerald. The Deed [About the assasination of Lord Moyne] [Gil78] Gilbert, Martin Exile And Return: The Struggle For A Jewish Homeland. Philadelphia : Lippincott, c1978. [Gitxx] Gitlin, Jan. The Conquest of Acre Fortress [Kat53] Katz, Doris. The Lady Was A Terrorist, During Israel's War Of Liberation. New York : Shiloni Publishers, 1953. [Katxxa] Katz, Samuel. Battleground [Katxxb] Katz, Samuel. Days of Fire [Merxx] Meridor, Yakov. Long is the Road to Freedom [About the Irgun exile in Africa] [OBr86] O'Brien, Coner Cruise. The Siege: The Saga Of Israel And Zionism. New York : Simon and Schuster, c1986. [Per79] Perl, William. The Four Front War: From The Holocaust To The Promised Land. New York : Crown Publishers, c1979. [About illegal immigration]
Subject: How do I obtain copies of the Reading Lists? Answer: There are a number of different ways to obtain copies of the Reading Lists: * WWW. If you are reading this on Usenet, and would like to see an online, hyperlinked version, go visit [2]http://www.scjfaq.org/. This is the "web" version of the FAQ; the version posted to Usenet is generated from the web version. Note that the www.scjfaq.org version is a copy of the actual master version; if you want to access the master, visit [3]http://master.scjfaq.org/. Alternatively, if you would like to see the posted version through the web, visit [4]http://shamash.org/listarchives/scj-faq/. The FAQ is in the subdirectory "FAQ"; the reading lists are in the subdirectory "rl". * Email. Scjfaq.org also provides an autoretriever that allows one to obtain a copy of the reading lists by return Email. To use the autoretriever, you send a retrieval request to [5]archives@scjfaq.org with the request in the body of the message. A more reliable way to retrieve these files is through the [6]FAQ autoretriever ([7]http://www.mljewish.org/bin/autoresp.cgi). For the FAQ, the request has the form: send faq partname For the reading list, the request has the form: send rl partname "Partname" is replaced by the name of the part, as shown in the general index. The following is a short summary of the mapping of partnames for the Reading Lists: + [8]general: Introduction and General. Includes book sources, starting points for beginners, starting points for non-Jewish readers, General Judaism, General Jewish Thought, General Jewish History, Contemporary Judaism, Noachide Laws, Torah and Torah Commentary, Talmud and Talmudic Commentary, Mishnah, Midrash, Halachic Codes, Becoming An Observant Jew, Women and Judaism, and Science and Judaism. + [9]traditional: Traditional Liturgy, Practice, Lifestyle, Holidays. Includes Traditional Liturgy; Traditional Philosophy and Ethics; Prayer; Traditional Practice; The Household; Life, Death, and In-Between; and The Cycle Of Holidays. + [10]mysticism: Kabbalah, Mysticism, and Messianism. Includes Academic and Religious treatments of Kabbalah, Sprituality, and the Jewish notion of the Messiah. + [11]reform: Reform/Progressive Judaism + [12]conservative: Conservative Judaism + [13]reconstructionist: Reconstructionist Judaism + [14]humanistic: Humanistic Judaism (Society for Humanistic Judaism) + [15]chasidism: Chassidism. Includes general information on historical chassidism, as well as specific information on Lubavitch (Chabad), Satmar, Breslaw (Breslov), and other approaches. + [16]zionism: Zionism. Includes Zionism and The Development Of Israel, The Founders, Zionistic Movements, and Judaism in Israel. + [17]antisemitism: Antisemitism. Includes sections on Antisemitism, What Led to The Holocaust, Medieval Oppression, Antisemitism Today (Including Dealing with Hate Groups), Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism, Freemasonry and other rumors. + [18]intermarriage: Intermarriage. Includes sections on "So You're Considering Intermarriage?", The Traditional Viewpoint, Conversion, and Coping With Life As An Intermarried. + [19]childrens: Books for Jewish Children. Includes sections on Birth and Naming, Raising a Child, Family Guidebooks, Upsheren, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, Holiday Books for Children, Liturgy for Children, Bible and Torah for Children, Jewish History for Children, Jewish Theology for Children, Israel, Learning Hebrew, and Jewish Stories. The following is a short summary of the mapping to partnames for the FAQ: + [20]01-FAQ-intro: Section [21]1: Network and Newsgroup Information. + [22]02-Who-We-Are: Section [23]2: Who We Are + [24]03-Torah-Halacha: Sections [25]3, [26]4: Torah; Halachic Authority + [27]04-Observance: Sections [28]5, [29]6, [30]7, [31]8: Jewish Holidays; Jewish Dietary Law and Kashrut; Sabbath and Holiday Observance; Woman and Marriage + [32]05-Worship: Sections [33]9, [34]10, [35]11: Jewish Worship; Conversion, Intermarriage, and "Who is a Jew?"; Miscellaneous Practice Questions + [36]06-Jewish-Thought: Section [37]12: Jewish Thought + [38]07-Jews-As-Nation: Section [39]13: Jews as a Nation + [40]08-Israel: Section [41]14: Jews and Israel + [42]09-Antisemitism: Sections [43]15, [44]16, [45]17: Churban Europa (The Holocaust); Antisemitism and Rumors about Jews; Countering Missionaries + [46]10-Reform: Section [47]18: Reform/Progressive Judaism + [48]11-Miscellaneous: Sections [49]19, [50]20: Miscellaneous; References and Getting Connected + [51]12-Kids: Section [52]21: Jewish Childrearing Related Questions + [53]mail-order: Mail Order Judaica Alternatively, you may send a message to [54]mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the following line in the body of the message: send usenet/news.answers/judaism/(portionname) Where (portionname) is replaced by the appropriate subdirectory and filenames; for example, to get the first part of the reading list, one would say: send usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists/general * Anonymous FTP: All portions of the FAQ and of the reading lists are archived on [55]rtfm.mit.edu and are available for anonymous FTP from the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ directory (URL [56]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ/). Similarly, the parts of the reading lists are stored in the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists directory (URL: [57]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lis ts). Note that the archived versions of the FAQ and reading lists are the posted versions; that is, they are each one large ASCII file.
Subject: Credits This list is based primarily on sources obtained during a course on Zionism taught by Dr. Deborah Lipstadt at UCLA in the early 1980s (alas, she has since moved on from UCLA onto bigger and better things), as well as the "70 books about Israel 70" section in the Third Jewish Catalog. Other contributors include A. Engler Anderson, David A Guberman, Alon Kahana, Gary Kulwin, Reuven M. Lerner, Oren Levine, and Lewis Reich. Eric Simon provided addition entries during the Summer 2000 Remodeling. Suggestions for additions or deletions are welcome, as are brief annotations for the entries. I'm particularly looking for information on the various zionistic movements. A special thank you... Special thanks for her patience and understanding go to my wife, Karen, who put up with me hiding at the computer for the two months it took to complete the July/August 2000 remodel of the entire soc.culture.jewish FAQ and Reading Lists. If you think the effort was worth it, drop her a note c/o [6]maintainer@scjfaq.org. ------------------------------------------------------------ -- Please mail additions or corrections to me at faigin@pacificnet.net. End of Judaism Reading List Part IX (Zionism) Digest ************************** -------

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