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The Israeli-American Connection

Its Roots in the Yishuv, 1914-1945

Michael Brown

American History, Jewish Studies

Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344590
Pages: 400 Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 15 b&w illus.
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344583

The Israeli-American Connection examines the ways in which the American experience influenced some of the major leaders of the yishuv, the Jewish settlement in Palestine, during and between the world wars. In six biographical chapters, Michael Brown studies Vladimir Jabotinsky, Chaim Nahman Bialik, Berl Katznelson, Henrietta Szold, Golda Meir, and David Ben-Gurian, focusing on each leader's involvement with and image of America, as well as the impact of America on their lives and careers.

Michael Brown is Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies at York University in Toronto, where he also teaches Humanities and Hebrew. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and trained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the author of Jew or Juif?Jews, French Canadians, and Anglo-Canadians, 1759-1914 (Jewish Publication Society, 1987) and the editor of Approaches to Antisemitism: Context and Curriculum (American Jewish Community and International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization,1994).