America and the Holy Land (With Eyes Toward Zion) - download pdf or read online

By Moshe Davis

ISBN-10: 0275946215

ISBN-13: 9780275946210

The carrying on with courting among the USA and the Holy Land has implications for American and Jewish heritage which expand past the historic narrative and interpretation. The devotion of american citizens of all faiths to the Holy Land extends into the non secular realm, and the Holy Land, in flip, penetrates American houses, styles of religion, and schooling. during this e-book Davis illuminates the interconnection of american citizens and the Holy Land in historic standpoint, and delineates designated components inherent during this courting: the position of Zion in American non secular background, within the Christian religion, in Jewish culture and communal lifestyles, and the provoke of Biblical position names at the map of the United States in addition to American settlements and associations within the kingdom of Israel. The publication concludes with an annotated choose bibliography of basic assets on the USA and the Holy Land.

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See also Jones's "Afro-Americans and the Holy Land," With Eyes Toward Zion I, ed. Moshe Davis (New York: Arno Press, 1977), 57-62, especially his statement on p. '" 10. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 2 (New York: Vintage Books, 1954), 152: On his return home he (the American) does not turn to the ledgers of his business, but he opens the book of Holy Scripture; there he meets with sublime and affecting descriptions of the greatness and goodness of the Creator, of the infinite magnificence of the handiwork of God, and of the lofty destinies of man, his duties, and his immortal privileges.

Compare Stanley D. Brunn and James O. ," Names 14, no. 4 (December 1966): 197-202. " Babylonian Talmud, Hullin 60b (London: Soncino Press, 1948). 6. Lottie and Moshe Davis, Land of Our Fathers: Guide to Map of Biblical Names in America (New York: Associated American Artists, 1954). 7. Jerusalem as a name appears less frequently, perhaps out of awe of the Holy City. Yet there is a Jerusalem in four states. An illustrative anecdote of grass-roots, immigrant amalgam in America was related about a mining town in The Holy iMnd in American Spiritual History 33 Nevada.

In time, the preponderant elements of organized American Jewry agreed to a formulation that recognized the validity of Zionism in terms of the American ideal and global concerns. On this basis it was possible for the American Jewish community to awaken public opinion in favor of Eretz Israel on many crucial issues. The historian benefits from the gift of hindsight. He is mindful of the changing manifestations of Jewish Restoration within the multiple-organized American community. At the same time, he perceives contemporary American commitment as rooted in the beginnings of the American nation.

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