Judit Bokser Liwerant, PhD in Political and Social Sciences, is Head of the Graduate School in Political and Social Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and has published extensively on Latin American Jewry and Zionsim, multiculturalism, and collective identities.
Eliezer Ben-Rafael, PhD in Sociology, is Weinberg Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University. He is the President of the International Institute of Sociology and co-director of the Klal Yisrael project at Tel-Aviv University. He has published extensively on collective identities, sociology of religion, and Contemporary Jewry.
Yosef Gorny, PhD in Jewish History, is the Segal Professor of the History of European Jewry at the department of Jewish History at Tel-Aviv University. He is Head of the Institute for the Study of Jewish Press and Communications at Tel-Aviv University. He has published extensively on social and political movements in modern Jewish history as well as on Jewish political ideologies.
Ranaan Rein, PhD in History, is Professor of History and Director of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies at Tel-Aviv University. His numerous books have been published in Hebrew, English, and Spanish and focus on the political and social history of South America and Spain.
All those interested in collective identities, Diaspora studies, minority studies, contemporary Jewish history, and Latin American Jewry.
Table of contents
SECTION I KLAL YISRAEL IN THE CONTEMPORARY ERA
Between Center and Centrality: The Zionist Perception of Klal Yisrael
Contemporary Threats to Klal Yisrael
Jewish Autonomy and Dependency: Latin America in Global Perspective
Latin American Jewish Identities: Past and Present Challenges. The Mexican Case in a Comparative Perspective
Judit Bokser Liwerant
SECTION II THE JEWS IN LATIN AMERICA
Waning Essentialism: Latin American Jewish Studies in Israel 109
Klal Yisrael at the Frontiers: The Transnational Jewish Experience in Argentina
Brazilian Non-Anti-Semite Sociability and Jewish Identity
Jews, Blacks, and the Ambiguities of Multiculturalism in Brazil
Jewish Communal Life in Argentina and Brazil at the End of The 20th Century and the Beginning of the 21st: A Sociological Perspective
Revolution, Ethnicity, and Religions in Cuba: Similarities, Differences, and Dichotomies in the Case of the Jews
Maritza Corrales Capestany
SECTION III LATIN AMERICAN JEWISH CULTURE
Crypto-Judaism in Mexico: Past and Present
Alicia Gojman de Backal
The Literary Construction of Jewish Identity in Chile: A Cartography of Recent Memories
In the Name of the Father: Identity and Family Memory in Andrés Rivera and Mauricio Rosencof
Florinda F. Goldberg
A Mosaic of Fragmented Identities: The Sephardim in Latin America
The Sephardic Diaspora Revisited: Dr. Ángel Pulido Fernández (1852–1932) and His Campaign
Alisa Meyuhas Ginio
Latin American Israelis: The Collective Identity of an Invisible Community
Luis Roniger and Deby Babis
SECTION IV JEWS, SOCIETY, AND STATEHOOD: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
The Cultural Pluralism Perspective of North American Jewry During the Holocaust
North American Jews in the New Millennium
Jonathan D. Sarna
Jewish Identity and Anti-Semitism
Jews, Nationality, and Judaism: The Case of Ha-rishon le-Zion, Rabbi Meir Ben Zion Hai Uziel
Different Concepts of a Jewish Democratic State