Mira Katzburg-Yungman

Mira Katzburg-Yungman, Ph.D., of the Department of History at the Open University of Israel, earned her degrees at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She specializes in American Jewry, American Jewish women and the relationship between U.S. Jewry, the Yishuv and Israel. She is the author of American Women Zionists: Hadassah in Historical Perspective (forthcoming in English and Hebrew), the editor of The American Jewish Experience (forthcoming), a bilingual (Hebrew and English) anthology of articles, and of American Jewry 1914–1950 (forthcoming), a bilingual anthology of primary sources. She is also the author of various articles on American and English Zionism.

Articles by this author

Hadassah: Yishuv to the Present Day

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA) (hereafter: Hadassah) has a lengthy history of activity in the Jewish community in Palestine prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. "Old Yishuv" refers to the Jewish community prior to 1882; "New Yishuv" to that following 1882.Yishuv and Israel, going back to 1913, about a year after it was founded in New York, and continuing to this day, with the exception of a short period during World War I. This activity, outstanding in its scope, continuity, stability and diversity, encompasses efforts in the sphere of health and medical services, and in the welfare of children and youth through support of Youth Lit. "ascent." A "calling up" to the Torah during its reading in the synagogue.Aliyah, vocational education, vocational training and more.

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