Yakov M. Rabkin
- Affiliation: University of Montreal
Yakov Rabkin has taught Jewish history and the history of science at the University of Montreal since 1973.
Books by Yakov M. Rabkin
Few countries provoke as much passion and controversy as Israel. What Is Modern Israel? convincingly demonstrates that its founding ideology — Zionism — is anything but a simple reaction to antisemitism. Dispelling the notion that every Jew is a Zionist and therefore a natural advocate for the state of Israel, the author points to the Protestant roots of Zionism, thus explaining the particular support Israel musters in the United States. Drawing on many overlooked pages of history, including… (more information)
A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism
His profound and extensive grounding in history and political science enabled the author to examine a variety of Judaic scholars whose views, however diverse, reflect the supremacy of Torah ethics over nationalism. I hope that their views, expressed mostly before the establishment of the State of Israel, will, in our post-Zionist times, help reduce anti-Semitism and cialis on sale show the way towards peace and security in the Middle East. —Rabbi Baruch Horovitz, Dean, Jerusalem Academy of Jewish Studies… (more information)