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The Concept in British Political Thinking and Policy Making 1917-1923
What was the concept of 'A National Home for the Jewish People,' where did it come from, and how was it defined? Barzilay-Yegar traces the shifting meanings of the phrase from its first coining in the Balfour Declaration of 1917,...
The Tehran Children, Anders' Army and their Escape from Stalin's Siberia, 1939–1943
In October 1938 eight-year-old Josef Rosenbaum, his mother and younger sister, set out from Germany on a cruel odyssey fleeing into eastern Europe along with thousands of other refugees.
Sent to Siberian slave labor camps in the wildernesses,...
Changing Strategic Imperatives
From the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the Suez Crisis of 1956, Britain's strategic interests in Palestine and in the Middle East underwent radical changes. A leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel, Professor Michael J. Cohen focuses...
An extremely well-researched and comprehensive overview of the significant personalities in Jewish history from Abraham to the present. An excellent resource for both the scholar and layman of Jewish history.
Rabbi Ken Spiro, Senior Lecturer & Researcher, Aish HaTorah, Jerusalem
Brandon Marlon has compiled an indispensable ‘Who’s Who’ of Jewish...
Jewish Women from Palestine in the British Forces During the Second World War
During WWII, some 3,600 Jewish women from Palestine volunteered to serve in the British armed forces in the Middle East. For the first time ever Jewish women joined the army, wore uniform, left home to defend their...
Collective Memories and Private Memorials
What is it that we wish to see in our photo albums? Reality as it was, or a selected, upgraded version of our past? Can we control the memories we pass on? These are some of the thought-provoking questions that Edna Barromi-Perlman raises...
The Story of Rae Landy, Pioneer Nurse of Hadassah
Winds Over Jerusalem provides a rare, eyewitness account of Jerusalem 1913-15, a critical period in history, through the lens of two American Jewish women. It adds insight and understanding to the complex relationship that still exists between American Jews, Israel and...