TOC American Jewish Archives Journal 72, nos. 1 &2 (2020)

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The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is pleased to announce that the newest issue of its semi-annual publication, The American Jewish Archives Journal LXXII, nos. 1 & 2 (2020), is now available online,

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Cynthia Francis Gensheimer and David A. Frolick, “Inching Toward Equality: Tentative Steps Toward Women’s Equality in Three Small Jewish Communities”

Tal Elmaliach, “Avukah: American Zionist Students Between Culture and Politics, 1925–1936”

Zev Eleff, “Rabbi Hayim of Volozhin, Rabbi Aharon Kotler, and the Remaking of an American Jewish Prophecy”

From the American Jewish Archives:

Newton N. Minow, “Electronics and the Future”


Jeffrey S. Gurock, ed., Conversations with Colleagues: On Becoming an American Jewish Historian (reviewed by Alan Levenson)

Daniel G. Hummel, Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations (reviewed by Amy Weiss)

David E. Lowe, Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle against Racial and Religious Discrimination (reviewed by Stephen J. Whitfield)

Sean Martin and John J. Grabowski, eds., Cleveland Jews and the making of a Midwestern Community (reviewed by Jeffrey S. Gurock)

Avinoam Patt, Atina Grossmann, Linda G. Levi, and Maud S. Mandel, eds., The JDC at 100: A Century of Humanitarianism (reviewed by Michal Ben Ya’akov)

Mark. A. Raider, The Essential Hayim Greenberg: Essays and Addresses on Jewish Culture, Socialism & Zionism (reviewed by Ingrid Anderson)

Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober, Confronting Hate: The Untold Story of the Rabbi Who Stood Up for Human Rights, Racial Justice, and Religious Reconciliation (reviewed by Albert I. Slomovitz)

Cora Wilburn, Cosella Wayne: Or, Will and Destiny, edited and introduced by Jonathan D. Sarna (reviewed by Dianne Ashton)