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The State of Israel

The State of Israel

Learn more about the state of Israel through these suggested resources:

Books available in the Asher Library

Journals available in the Asher Library

  • Azure
  • Hadassah Magazine
  • Israel Affairs
  • Israel Studies
  • Israel Studies Forum
  • Journal of Israeli History

Spertus Digital Resources

  • Read a brief essay on the State of Israel by Dr. Victor Mirelman, Professor of Jewish History at Spertus
  • Beyond Distancing: What it Means if American Jews Detach from Israel— Hear audio from an important symposium held at Spertus on May 17, 2009. Keynote speaker Dr. Ari Y. Kelman was joined by panelists Elisa Albert, Dr. Michael Kotzin, and Carl Schrag to explore the intricacies of this issue.
  • Day After Night — Hear audio from May 23, 2010, when Spertus welcomed bestselling author Anita Diamant to Chicago to discuss her novel, Day After Night. Diamant shares her research and exploration of Day After Night’s subjects, including stories of reinvention that begin in the horrors of the Holocaust and span the early history of Israel.
  • Resurrecting Hebrew — Hear audio from December 14, 2008, when Spertus welcomed author Ilan Stavans, who shared the stirring story of how Hebrew was transformed from a dead language to the living tongue of a modern nation. Stavans raises important questions about the role language plays in Jewish survival, questions that explore the origins of Israel and the idea of a promised land.

Online Resources