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The Merchant ON Venice [Boulevard, Los Angeles], Chicago, 2007

Universalizing Shakespeare’s Play after the Holocaust

Michael Shapiro

Shylocks established in the nineteenth century,(2) decentring Shylock by enlarging Jessica’s role, (3) resetting the play in a specific period of Jewish history, especially during or after the Holocaust, and (4) universalizing the play by mapping the

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The End Point of Zionism

Ethnocentrism and the Temple Mount

Tomer Persico

Gershom Scholem opined in 1959 that one overriding question accompanies the Zionist project: “Whether or not Jewish history will be able to endure the entry into the concrete realm without perishing in the crisis of the messianic claim which has

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Two Patterns of Modernization

An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel

Shlomo Fischer

Partnership . Jerusalem : Israel Democracy Institute . De Felico , Renzo . 1985 . Jews in an Arab Land: Libya, 1835–1970 . Trans. Judith Roumani . Austin : University of Texas Press . Eisenstadt , S. N. 1980 . “ The Format of Jewish History: Some

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Menachem Klein

communities in Palestine distinguished them from the cohesive Zionist movement. Both the Zionist and the Jewish schools, as Wallach rightly argues, position the history of Palestinian Jews on the axis of Jewish history, unaffected by their proximate Muslim and

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Menachem Begin’s World Travels in the 1950s

A Road to Political Legitimacy

Ofira Gruweis-Kovalsky

-Restraint’ (1936–1939): Theory and Practice.” [In Hebrew.] Pp. 283 – 320 in Transition and Change in Modern Jewish History: Essays Presented in Honor of Shmuel Ettinger , ed. Shmuel Almog et al. Jerusalem : Shazar . Heller , Joseph . 1989 . Lehi

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Uzi Meshulam and the ‘Mishkan Ohalim’ Affair

The Influence of Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy

Motti Inbari

the ways of the past, even if tactical, is regarded as strengthening satanic forces whose influence must be avoided ( Sorotzkin 2004 ). 1 The adherents of this approach accept the assumption that Jewish history has reached its endpoint and that the

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Liberal Whispers and Propaganda Fears

The American Jewish Committee and Israel’s Palestinian Minority, 1948–1966

Geoffrey P. Levin

Jewish Archives, Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the Israel Institute. Lastly, I thank the AIS Kimmerling Prize committee and the editors at Israel Studies Review for

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Jeremy Schonfield, Alinda Damsma, and Marc Saperstein

the Edict in the Kingdom of Seville’. 4 Cf. also Michael A. Meyer, Ideas of Jewish History (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1987), 110: ‘The Staff of Judah’, a word that perhaps expresses the ambiguity of an implement that can be used for

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Out of the Whirlwind Reconsidered

Context and Appreciation

Michael Berkowitz

Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), George Mosse's Crisis of German Ideology (1964) and Mosse's anthology, Nazi Culture (1966), inspiring me to become a cultural historian, with Jewish history and the Holocaust as central concerns

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Wrestling with Shylock

Contemporary British Jewish Theatre and Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Jeanette R. Malkin and Eckart Voigts

understanding, it is an insistent apologetic answer not to Shakespeare (who, as Auden surmises, had probably never seen a Jew), but to the contemporary English audience who, in its ignorance of Venetian Jewish history, and despite its closeness to the Holocaust