Professor Ofer Shiff earned his Ph.D. at Brandeis University in 1994. His dissertation was "Survival Through Integration: American Jewish Responses to Anti-Semitism and Zionism." Shiff, now a Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, may currently be the most active scholar on Abba Hillel Silver.
"Abba Hillel Silver and David Ben-Gurion: A Diaspora Leader
Challenges the Revered Status of the "Founding Father"
Read the 20 page essay
As the web address at the London School of Economics website is unmanageable, the paper unidentified and the likelihood of its loss high, we have tried to preserve it by posting it here with a simpler document name.
2010 Resling, in Hebrew publisher's page (Hebrew)
All that is currently available related to this book is a lengthy essay by Dalia Karpel published in Haaretz on May 13, 2010. Titled Silver Lining Click here to read it online. (no registration needed)
As that essay will be widely viewed, we will use this page for our comments, clarifactions and corrections (there are more than a few) on the essay.
May 20, 2010