The Zionism of the Jewish Theological Seminary: 1902-1948

By Naomi W. Cohen

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), June 1998

The author, a former teacher of American Jewish history at the City University of New York, Columbia Univeristy, and the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), describes the complexity in the Seminary's relation to Zionism in the years 1902-1948. Though many view JTS as a long established supporter of Zionism, the author shows that many voices could be heard in the Seminary. However, the personal supportive attitude of its head, Solomon Schechter, had set much of the tone, advocating for a more spiritual-historical model of Zionism, and offering a two-center paradigm for American and Israeli Judaism.

Topic: History, Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Zionism

Name of Publication: AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse

Page Number(s): 16-66

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Naomi W. The Zionism of the Jewish Theological Seminary: 1902-1948. AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). June 1998: 16-66. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13621


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