Hasia Diner, Gennady Estraikh's 1929: Mapping the Jewish World (The Goldstein-Goren Series PDF

By Hasia Diner, Gennady Estraikh

The yr 1929 represents an important turning element in interwar Jewish society, proving to be a yr while Jews, despite the place they lived, observed themselves plagued by advancements that came about worldwide, because the crises persisted via different Jews grew to become a part of the transnational Jewish realization. within the usa, the inventory marketplace crash introduced lasting financial, social, and ideological alterations to the Jewish group and constrained its skill to aid humanitarian and nationalist initiatives in different international locations. In Palestine, the anti-Jewish riots in Hebron and different cities underscored the vulnerability of the Zionist firm and ignited heated discussions between quite a few Jewish political teams concerning the knowledge of creating a Jewish country on its historic web site. even as, within the Soviet Union, the consolidation of energy within the fingers of Stalin created a way more dogmatic weather within the foreign Communist flow, together with its Jewish branches.  Featuring a glowing array of students of Jewish heritage, 1929 surveys the Jewish international in a single 12 months providing transparent examples of the transnational connections which associated Jews to every other—from politics, international relations, and philanthropy to literature, tradition, and the destiny of Yiddish—regardless of the place they lived. Taken jointly, the essays in 1929 argue that, no matter if American, Soviet, German, Polish, or Palestinian, Jews in the course of the international lived in a world context. Hasia Diner is Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of yank Jewish background, Skirball division of Hebrew and Judaic reports at ny college. She is the writer of the award-winning We consider with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the parable of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press, 2009). Gennady Estraikh is affiliate Professor of Yiddish experiences, Skirball division of Hebrew and Judaic reports at manhattan University. In the Goldstein-Goren sequence in American Jewish History 

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AJY: 5691, 232–33. 8. AJY: 5691, 219–24; on the significance of the 1920 census and its revelation of an urban majority, see Joseph A. 139 (1922): 350–59. 9. For a fuller portrait of the organizational infrastructure of American Jewry in this period, see Harry S. Linfield, The Communal Organization of the Jews in the United States, 1927 (New York: American Jewish Committee, 1930). 10. AJY: 5691, 161–98. 11. Shelly Tenenbaum, in A Credit to Their Community: Jewish Loan Societies in the United States, 1880–1945 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1985), discusses the importance of these kinds of financial institutions in the economic life of American Jewry and notes that in 1929 the New York Hebrew Free Loan Society distributed 9,551 loans, amounting to $1,129,850, with each loan amounting to about $118.

Or its 1924 Russian interpretation, The Uprising of Machines by Aleksei Tolstoy. In the Yiddish play, an inventor named Edward Howard has created a mechanical man, whom he calls Jim Kooperkop. ”46 Rockford finds it particularly important to use such robots in a multimillion-dollar government contract aimed at producing weapons against the Soviet The Stalinist “Great Break” in Yiddishland >> 49 Union. However, the workers led by communists are ready to help their Russian comrades. 47 The sections had been established in 1918, though the Bolsheviks were always reluctant to tolerate separate cohorts in their ranks.

24. AJY: 5691, 21–53.  Jewish Diplomacy at a Crossroads David Engel Three personal ends and one institutional beginning that took place within slightly more than a year of one another offer a way of understanding Jewish diplomacy in the year 1929. Those events, when taken together, symbolize the waning of one approach to a fundamental problem of modern Jewish politics and the rise of another to a hegemonic position in which it remains, despite rising doubts of late, to this day. ”1 The personal ends are the deaths of three towering spokesmen for Jewish communal interests, both in their own countries and throughout the world—Louis Marshall, the New York attorney and president of the American Jewish Committee, who passed away in Zürich on 11 September 1929 (ironically, perhaps, as the result of an illness he contracted while attending the Constituent Assembly of the Jewish Agency); Leon Reich, the newspaper editor and essayist from Lwów (today Lviv, Ukraine), head of the Zionist Federation of East Galicia and chairman of the Jewish caucus in the Polish Sejm, who fell victim to a botched appendicitis operation on 1 December 1929; and Lucien Wolf, the blind British journalist, amateur historian, and secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Anglo-Jewish Association and Board of Deputies of British Jews, who was finally released from deepening physical affliction on 27 August 1930.

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