America and the Holy Land (With Eyes Toward Zion) by Moshe Davis

By Moshe Davis

The carrying on with dating among the United States and the Holy Land has implications for American and Jewish historical past which expand past the old narrative and interpretation. The devotion of usa citizens of all faiths to the Holy Land extends into the religious realm, and the Holy Land, in flip, penetrates American houses, styles of religion, and schooling. during this booklet Davis illuminates the interconnection of usa citizens and the Holy Land in ancient point of view, and delineates particular components inherent during this dating: the function of Zion in American religious historical past, within the Christian religion, in Jewish culture and communal lifestyles, and the galvanize of Biblical position names at the map of the USA in addition to American settlements and associations within the kingdom of Israel. The ebook concludes with an annotated opt for bibliography of fundamental assets on the US and the Holy Land.

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See J. E. Hanauer, "Notes on the History of Modem Colonisation in Palestine," Quarterly Statement of the Palestine Exploration Fund (1900): 128-32; N. M. Gelber, "A Pre-Zionist Plan for Colonizing Palestine: The Proposal of a Non-Jewish German-American in 1852," Historia Judaica I (1939): 82-85; Mrs. Minor was in contact with Isaac Leeser, who published one of her letters in The Occident 12 (1854): 200-206. See Leeser's announcement of her death, ibid. 13 (1856): 603. 45. On the Adams Colony: Peter Amann, "Prophet in Zion: The Saga of George J.

69 32 America and the Holy Land NOTES 1. Samuel H. Levine, "Palestine in the Literature of the United States to 1867," Early History of Zionism in America, ed. Isidore S. Meyer (New York: American Jewish Historical Society and Theodor Herzl Foundation, 1958), 23. 2. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson I, ed. Julian P. Boyd (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950), 494-95, 677-79. For drawing of the seal by Benjamin J. Lossing, see Oscar S. Straus, The Origin of Republican Form of Government in the United States of America, 2d rev.

It is a commentary on the Bible . . "31 The Holy Land in American Spiritual History 21 The real Holy Land seen by most nineteenth-century travelers largely dispelled the vision with which they had come. They were rudely shaken by the discrepancy between their expectation and the reality they encountered. " These are not quotations from the book of Lamentations. These are the words of Mark Twain in The Innocents Abroad, a book recording his travels in Europe and the Holy Land in 1867 and subtitled The New Pilgrim s Progress.

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