Browsing Jewish Studies by Subject "Judaic studies"
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- ItemAHAD HA‘AM AND ISRAEL FRIEDLAENDER: CULTURAL ZIONISM IN AN AMERICAN CONTEXT(2019) Meinrat, Noam; Rozenblit, Marsha L; Jewish Studies; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)Ahad Ha'am (Asher Ginsberg, 1856-1927) was an influential Zionist leader and publicist. This thesis explores his ideas on Zionism, the diaspora and American Jewishness. These views are put in comparison with those of his early American disciple, Israel Friedlaender (1876-1920). The negation of the exile has been a major part of Ahad Ha'am's thought, and his sporadic references to American Jewry are no exceptions. Despite this, Cultural Zionists in the United States, such as Friedlaender, were able to use his ideas as a basis for diaspora Zionism. The comparison between Ahad Ha'am and Friedlaender will show some of the early ways in which Ahad Ha'am's views were adapted in what was soon becoming the world's largest Jewish community.
- Item"Forging an Identity": The Representation of Women in Jewish Museums(2014) Rabinowitz, Rachel Shayna; Zakim, Eric; Jewish Studies; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)Museums reflect the way a society looks at the past, but upon closer examination this reflection is bidirectional; museums are shaped by our current social norms and culture as much as built on our past. From their inception, museums have refined the public's understanding of the world around them. Through an analysis of six Jewish museums and their portrayal of Jewish women, it will become clear how museums are a reflection of society.
- ItemIncreasing Inclusivity for Queer Families in Jewish Institutions(2011) Feinspan, Suzanne Hall; Grossman, Maxine; Jewish Studies; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)The goal of this study was to create an inclusion guide to be used by Jewish institutions in order to increase their level of inclusivity of LGBTQ families. The thesis includes the guide itself, as well as a paper briefly outlining the history of LGBTQ Jews and comparing the inclusion efforts of a variety of institutions to ascertain commonalities in these processes. Also included is a summary of a survey that was completed as part of the study.