By Gennady Estraikh, Hasia R. Diner
Winner of the 2013 nationwide Jewish e-book Award, Anthologies and Collections
The 12 months 1929 represents a massive turning element in interwar Jewish society, proving to be a 12 months whilst Jews, despite the place they lived, observed themselves tormented by advancements that came about around the globe, because the crises persevered by means of different Jews grew to become a part of the transnational Jewish awareness. within the usa, the inventory marketplace crash introduced lasting fiscal, social, and ideological alterations to the Jewish group and constrained its skill to help humanitarian and nationalist initiatives in different international locations. In Palestine, the anti-Jewish riots in Hebron and different cities underscored the vulnerability of the Zionist firm and ignited heated discussions between quite a few Jewish political teams in regards to the knowledge of building a Jewish kingdom on its old web site. whilst, within the Soviet Union, the consolidation of strength within the palms of Stalin created a way more dogmatic weather within the overseas Communist move, together with its Jewish branches.
Featuring a glowing array of students of Jewish historical past, 1929 surveys the Jewish international in a single 12 months providing transparent examples of the transnational connections which associated Jews to every other—from politics, international relations, and philanthropy to literature, tradition, and the destiny of Yiddish—regardless of the place they lived. Taken jointly, the essays in 1929 argue that, no matter if American, Soviet, German, Polish, or Palestinian, Jews during the global lived in an international context.
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Courtesy National Archives, Still Picture Branch, RG119-Cal-183. 28 Chapter 1 circumstances could teach them. The “abundant” life could be redeWned through leisure pursuits, they stressed, so that adaptation to the new circumstances of modern leisure could be successful. ”67 Most agreed that the reconstruction of the individual through leisure would counteract degeneration. Balance between social and technological advancement was seen of paramount importance for the future survival of America and its people.
67 Most agreed that the reconstruction of the individual through leisure would counteract degeneration. Balance between social and technological advancement was seen of paramount importance for the future survival of America and its people. 68 Despite their interest in working-class use of leisure, of particular interest to professionals was the effect of mass culture on the middle class. At the same time that rocketing unemployment hit the middle classes for the Wrst time, threatening their secure incomes and lifestyles and undermining theories of meritocratic ascendancy through education, training, and intelligence, Lundberg and associates argued that commercial leisure now posed real dangers for the middle classes.
The new physical mobility of all Americans, due to the automobile, made it impossible to maintain traditional class barriers. ”69 The problem of leisure for the suburbanite appeared to consist solely of this danger of urban inXuences for, as Lundberg and associates noted, Westchester County was a wealthy New York suburb, signiWcant for its political stability, its public parks and golf courses, and the abundance of facilities provided by regional groups and businesses. Books examining the problem of leisure emphasized the importance of professional guidance, equating intelligence with leadership and success.