Creating the chupah : the Zionist movement and the drive for Jewish communal unity in Canada, 1898-1921
- Henry Felix Srebrnik.
- Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (268 pages).
- Jewish identities in post modern society.
- Srebrnik, Henry Felix.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: preliminary remarks about Canada's Jewish community
- A general outline of Canadian Jewry to 1921
- The infrastructure of Canadian Jewry: the establishment of schools, newspapers, and agricultural settlements
- General Zionism in Canada before the First World War
- Labour Zionism in Canda, 1905-1914: the Poale Zion
- The First World War: divisions within Canadian Jewry, 1914-1917
- The coaliscing of the two streams and the formation of the Jewish Legion, 1917-1919
- The Canadian Jewish Congress of 1919
- Conclusion: the consolidation of Zionist leadership and the end of immigration, 1919-1921.
Creating the Chupah assesses the role of Canadian Zionist organizations in the drive for communal unity within Canadian Jewry in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Two strands of Zionism, represented respectively by the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada and Poale Zion, were often in conflicts that reflected greater disputes. The book also describes Zionist activities within the larger spectrum of Canadian Jewish life. Montreal was at the time the "capital" of Canadian Jewry, but the Jewish communities of Toronto and Winnipeg also played a significant role in these events. Srebrnik here makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of Zionism and twentieth-century Jewish life in Canada.
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- Publication date
- Jewish identities in post modern society
- 9781618110305 (electronic bk.)
- 1618110306 (electronic bk.)
- 1936235714 (hbk.)
- 9781936235711 (hbk.)