Thwarted Citizens: The Mandatory Erasure of the Legacy of Ottoman Imperial Citizenship

June 28, 2024
By Michelle U. Campos

Thwarted Citizens: The Mandatory Erasure of the Legacy of Ottoman Imperial Citizenship

As part of the joint CJH-Brandeis University initiative on the history of Israeli democracy, we are happy to present a selection of blog posts from members of the inaugural cohort of fellows from the Schusterman Center’s Institute for Advanced Israel Studies. Especially in the…

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The Mandate Origins of Israeli Democracy

June 28, 2024
By Nimrod Lin

The Mandate Origins of Israeli Democracy

As part of the joint CJH-Brandeis University initiative on the history of Israeli democracy, we are happy to present a selection of blog posts from members of the inaugural cohort of fellows from the Schusterman Center’s Institute for Advanced Israel Studies. Especially in the current period of acute crisis, CJH…

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Time’s Up for Israel’s Permanent Constitutional Crisis

June 28, 2024
By Dahlia Scheindlin

Time’s Up for Israel’s Permanent Constitutional Crisis

As part of the joint CJH-Brandeis University initiative on the history of Israeli democracy, we are happy to present a selection of blog posts from members of the inaugural cohort of fellows from the Schusterman Center’s Institute for Advanced Israel Studies. Especially in the current period of acute crisis, CJH…

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Jews in the Mines: The Industrial Removal Office Contends with Butte, Montana

June 21, 2024
By Cassandra Euphrat Weston, 2023-24 Lapidus Graduate Fellow

Jews in the Mines: The Industrial Removal Office Contends with Butte, Montana

In January 1904, Henry Jonas of Butte, Montana, wrote to the Industrial Removal Office (IRO) in New York, asking for their help sending a man named A. Pickholz from New York in order to work in Butte’s booming copper mines,…

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The Political Economy of Classification: Jewish Bibliographers Write about Gershom Soncino

June 17, 2024
By Ishai Mishory, 2023-24 Center for Jewish History Lapidus Graduate Fellow

The Political Economy of Classification: Jewish Bibliographers Write about Gershom Soncino

What constitutes “Jewish knowledge”? Who decides what is a “Jewish” versus a “Non-Jewish” book or title? Should the decision be based on subject matter (a.k.a, “Rabbinic material”), or maybe on language (Yiddish and Hebrew, presumably – but not Italian)?…

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