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Hadassah: American Women Zionists and the Rebirth of Israel

Mira Katxzburg-Yungman

Abstract

In February 1912, thirty-eight American Jewish women founded Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. This has become the largest Zionist organization in the diaspora and the largest and most active Jewish women's organization ever. Its history is an inseparable part of the history of American Jewry and of the State of Israel. Hadassah is also part of the history of Jewish women in the United States and in the modern world more broadly. Its achievements are not only those of Zionism but, crucially, of women, and this book pays particular attention to the life stories of the women ... More

Keywords: Hadassah, World Zionist Organization, Jewish women, American Jewry, Zionism, Israel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774839
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774839.001.0001

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Mira Katxzburg-Yungman, author

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Part I Contexts and Challenges

Part II The American Scene: Ideology and Practice

Part III The World Zionist Organization Scene

Part IV The Israeli Scene: Hadassah and the New State

Part V Hadassah in Context