Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature, particularly in Tsarist Russia. While the influence of the Hebrew Bible alone on nationalism in individual periods has been subject to much scholarly study, the present work is unusual in its emphasis on the continuity of Jewish cultural nationalism and its influences through Hebrew texts.
David Aberbach is Professor at McGill University, Canada.
Introduction 1. Nationalism and the Hebrew Bible 2. The Roman-Jewish Wars and Hebrew Cultural Nationalism 3. Jewish Nationalism in Medieval Islam 4. Nationalism, Reform Judaism and the Hebrew Prayer Book 5. The Renascence of Hebrew and Jewish Nationalism in the Tsarist Empire 1881-1917