December 2010, University of Washington Press
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Prompted by his daughter's question, Professor Noam Pianko ponders issues of historical accuracy and the legacy of Spinoza.
Noam Pianko considers the evolving boundaries of Jewish peoplehood.
Talking frankly about poverty is an important first step.
Compare and contrast the diverse expressions, both past and present, that have called themselves “Judaism.”
Teaching specialty in American Jewish History, History of Jewish Nationalism, Modern Jewish thought.
Is Judaism a religion, a nation, an ethnicity? These are the questions we will explore through the lens of modern Jewish thinkers. Delve into the changing meaning of Judaism, and more generally, the transformation of identity in the modern period.
Zionism endures as a flashpoint in debates about the history, meaning, and morality of nationalism and the ideal of national sovereignty. Precisely because Zionism raises such heated disagreements, it offers an ideal case study for critically assessing nationalism and national sovereignty, past, present, and future.
From Wall Street to Hollywood, American Jews helped shape the history of the United States of America. But how did this immigrant group manage to move from the margins to the mainstream of American life?