Hîstôry¯a yêhûdît = Jewish history

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Book reviews

  • Steve Hochstadt
  • Joseph Tabory
  • Bat-Sheva Stern
  • Judith Tydor Baumel
  • I. Michael Aronson
  • Eli Lederhendler


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    Sociologists such as D. S. Bernstein, D. N. Izraeli, H. Herzog and others. On the emergence of feminist sociology in Israel, see Uri Ram, “Emerging Modalities of Feminist Sociology in Israel”, Israel Social Science Research, 8/2, (1993), 51–76.Google Scholar
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    Israel Kolat, “Social History and the History of the Yishuv” [in Hebrew], inPerakim be-toldot ha-hevra ha-yehudit bi-mei ha-beinaim u-be-'et ha-hadasha (Chapters in the History of Jewish Sociology in the Middle Ages and the Modern Period) (Jerusalem, 1990), 414.Google Scholar
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    See, for example, Marion Kaplan,The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany (Oxford, 1991). Kaplan suggests reexamining historical changes in relation to gender because “⋯women frequently experienced historical changes differently from men” (15).Google Scholar
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    Yisrael Bartal, “Yishuv Yashan, Yishuv Hadash — Dimuiy ve-Mitziut (“Old Yishuv, New Yishuv — Myth and Reality”),Cathedra, 2, (1977): 3–19.Google Scholar
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    For more details, see Mordechi Eliav,Eretz Yisrael ve-yishuvah be-me'ah ha-tesh'a esrei, 1779–1917 (Eretz Israel and its Yishuv in the 19th Century, 1779–1917) (Jerusalem, 1978).Google Scholar
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    However, a diary of a Jewish woman teacher from Trieste, who travelled to Palestine in the 1850s, sheds light on this period. Rinat and Karpi, eds.,Yoman masa'oteha shel morah Yehudiyah mi-Trieste le-Yerushalayim (A Travel Diary of a Jewish Schoolmistress from Trieste to Jerusalem, 1856–1865) (Tel Aviv, 1982).Google Scholar
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    There were 47,000 Jews in Jerusalem in 1914, which constituted 60% of the entire Jewish population in Palestine. The increase was due to the First Aliyah. Eliav, op cit., 413, n. 5.Google Scholar
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    Dan Miron, in an essay on women's poetry in Eretz Israel, tries to explore the reasons for the absence of women Hebrew poets before 1914. One of the explanations he offers is that “it took the atmosphere of storm⋯ and revolution, as in Eretz Israel during the Third Aliyah⋯ to create women's poetry.” Dan Miron, “Imahot Meyyasdot, Ahayot Horgot” (“Founding Mothers, Step-sisters”),Alpayyim, 2 (1990): 121.Google Scholar
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    For example, Alice Kessler-Harris, “Problems of Coalition-Building: Women and Trade Unions in the 1920s,” in Ruth Milkman, ed.,Women, Work and Protest: A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History (Boston, 1985), and James Kennaelly, “Women and Trade Unions, 1870–1920: The Quandary of the Reformer,” Labor History, 14 (Winter 1973): 42–55.Google Scholar
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    Their wages as hired workers in the moshavot, for example, were less than the average salary paid to Ashkenazi workers. Bat-Sheva Stern,The Activity of PICA [Palestine Jewish Colonization Association] from its Foundation until World War II (1924–1939). M. A. Thesis, University of Haifa, 1987, 261.Google Scholar
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    On the methodology of oral history see, for example, Cullom Davis,Oral History: From Tape to Type (Chicago, 1978).Google Scholar
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    On women's diaries, see Lily Rattok,The Other Voice: Women's Fiction in Hebrew (Hakibbutz Hameuhad, 1994), 265.Google Scholar
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    Following the death, in 1975, of Rachel Katznelson-Shazar, piles of notebooks, diaries and notes were found among her belongings. Her nieces undertook the complex task of collating and publishing a selection of these papers. These were finally published in 1989, in a volume entitledAdam k'moh she-hu (The Person as She Was).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Hochstadt
    • 1
  • Joseph Tabory
  • Bat-Sheva Stern
  • Judith Tydor Baumel
    • 2
  • I. Michael Aronson
    • 3
  • Eli Lederhendler
  1. 1.Bates CollegeLewistonUSA
  2. 2.University of HaifaIsrael
  3. 3.Ra'ananaIsrael

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