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From:American Jewish History (Vol. 99, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedFrom the 1810s through the 1830s, calls for Jewish emancipation swept the Americas. In addition to Maryland's so-called "Jew Bill" (1819-1826)--a move to allow Jews to hold public office by modifying the state...
From:Jewish Social Studies (Vol. 13, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedABSTRACT An important aspect of Jewish emancipation was the regulation of Jewish marriage by civil law. This article examines the impact on Jewish communities and particularly on Jewish women of the entry of modern...
From:Journal for the Study of Antisemitism (Vol. 7, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedThe following essay offers an interdisciplinary reflection on the power of political myth in the dialectics of history, memory and messianism, inherent in the identity politics of Nazi ideology leading to the...
From:Shofar (Vol. 34, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedAbstract This essay examines the concept of shelilat hagalut (negation of exile/Diaspora) and argues that in many ways, the political and structural changes entailed in the granting of citizenship to Jews in modern...
From:Jewish Social Studies (Vol. 18, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedUsing recently uncovered writings by Leon Pinsker, the proto-Zionist thinker, the current article challenges the generally accepted understanding of Pinsker's intellectual development as moving "from assimilation to...
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