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Author Shiff, Ofer, author

Title The downfall of Abba Hillel Silver and the foundation of Israel / Ofer Shiff
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Modern Jewish history
Modern Jewish history.
Contents I. The Early 1950s. 1. The Bridge's and Wall's approach -- 2. The American century in the wake of the Holocaust -- 3. Where Judaism differed: a call for external and internal reform -- II. In Retrospect: Silver's pre-State Zionist career. 4. Silver's early struggle against anti-Semitism and Nazism -- 5. The 1940s: the Holocaust as political leverage -- 6. 1947-1948: an American-Jewish or a pan-Jewish leader? -- III. Israel becomes an ideological and political challenge. 7. In the wake of Israeli statehood -- 8. Identification without subordination -- 9. The attempt to regain status in the wake of Eisenhower's election -- 10. A recurrent existential threat to the Jews -- 11. Unequivocal support for Israel during the Suez crisis -- Epilogue. Reform Jewish prophet or Zionist leader? 12. Silver as a progressive visionary -- 13. Nonetheless, a Zionist leader
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Silver, Abba Hillel, 1893-1963.
Rabbis -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Biography.
Zionists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0815652801 (electronic bk.)
9780815652809 (electronic bk.)