Faculty Book: Jack Jacobs

Jack Jacobs
Jews and Leftist Politics: Judaism, Israel, Antisemitism, and Gender 3rd edition
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Jews and Leftist PoliticsThe relationships, past and present, between Jews and the political left remain of abiding interest to both the academic community and the public. Jews and Leftist Politics contains new and insightful chapters from world-renowned scholars and considers such matters as the political implications of Judaism; the relationships of leftists and Jews; the histories of Jews on the left in Europe, the United States, and Israel; contemporary anti-Zionism; the associations between specific Jews and Communist parties; and the importance of gendered perspectives. It also contains fresh studies of canonical figures, including Gershom Scholem, Gustav Landauer, and Martin Buber, and examines the affiliations of Jews to prominent institutions, calling into question previous widely held assumptions. The volume is characterized by judicious appraisals made by respected authorities, and sheds considerable light on contentious themes. Jack Jacobs is a professor of political science at the Graduate Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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Submitted on: OCT 12, 2017

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